THE SELFISH GIANT

A enchanting sung-through children's musical based on the short story by Oscar Wilde...

Adaptation, Book & Lyrics: David Perkins
Music: David Perkins
Additional Lyrics: Caroline Dooley

Approx length:

60 mins (optional interval)

Cast requirements:

2m, 9m/f + flexible chorus with solo singing parts

A Giant builds a high wall around his beautiful garden to prevent the children from playing in it. However, he is taught a valuable lesson when spring does not return and the garden remains in winter all year round. One morning the unusual sound of bird-song and the sight of a small, frail child trying to climb a tree remind the Giant how selfish he has been. He knocks down the wall, spring returns and he is happy that his garden is now free for all to enjoy.

Performing Ages:

Primary/Elementary School, Middle School, Secondary/High School, Amateur/Community Theatre, Youth/Camp Programs

PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

IS THIS MUSICAL RIGHT FOR MY GROUP?

 

To help you decide, a digital file that includes the full libretto and piano/conductor score can be hired from the rights holder Concord Theatricals:

Or buy a script. Choose between the acting, spiral bound or large editions:

Or buy the score. A publication that contains both the piano / vocal score and the libretto:

SAMPLE SOME OF THE SONGS...

The Garden
00:00 / 00:58
How Happy We Are
00:00 / 00:46
Build a Wall
00:00 / 02:12
Oh What a Day That Was
00:00 / 01:38
We're Cold, We're Bad and We're Wet
00:00 / 01:17
Do You Know Him?
00:00 / 02:02
Anthem
00:00 / 03:20

If you wish to perform this musical you will need a licence from the rights holder, Concord Theatricals:

Concord Theatricals
Aldwych House
71-91 Aldwych
London
WC2B 4HN

020 7054 7200

customerservices@concordtheatricals.co.uk

The Following materials can be included with your licence / hire package:

(*optional)

PIANO / VOCAL SCORE

*BACKING TRACKS

*DEMO RECORDING

*BAND PARTS (6 players):

Piano

2nd Keyboard

Bass Guitar

Flute / Clarinet / Alto Sax

Trumpet / Flugelhorn

Drums / Percussion

© 2020 David Perkins

info@dp-music.co.uk

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