STORY VERSION AGES 3-7: 6 SONGS / SCRIPT FOR AGES 7-10: 8 SONGS
The Giant returns from his 7 year holiday with The Cornish Ogre to find children playing in his garden. He builds a high wall to keep them out but the garden is then invaded by raucous characters that plague him. Spring never returns and it is always winter in the garden until one day the giant meets a boy who needs his help.
The most amazing project! Our performers will remember their performance for the rest of their lives. Your music empowers people to perform way beyond expectations. Thank youJill Larner Head of Hampshire Music Service
I just have to write to say how brilliant it has been working with you. The Selfish Giant has been the most amazing project. It has really stirred enthusiasm and enthralled the pupils. The songs are so popular and the children so keen to learn them. Our performers will remember their performance for the rest of their lives. It is very emotional to see so many proud parents, many moved to tears by the emotion generated. One of the most amazing things about this job is watching young people achieve. Your music empowers people to perform way beyond expectations. Thank you
Head of Hampshire Music Service at The Anvil, Basingstoke
We’ve started rehearsals on The Selfish Giant and are loving it totally. The children are absolutely thrilled with the piece and are working very hard to learn all the songs. I have decided to do a full production with acting, dancing and singing (the works!) as it is so lovely. Im keeping the production as simple as I can, as I think that the story and music are so beautiful there’s not much need for more. Thank you so much for letting us share your wonderful music and story here in Berlin, you have made a lot of children (and their teacher) very happy.
Karen El Falaki
Charles Dickens Europa School, Berlin
One gets few surprises of delight but, without over-enthusing, I received a copy of 'The Selfish Giant' by a countryman of mine, Oscar Wilde. Well, I'm not going to heap praise on him, he needs it not, but who does deserve it is Jan Stroud for enhancing Wilde's work with some delightful songs. Thank God for a little simple magic.