The Selfish Giant and Other Stories
‘What a lovely show!…stimulating and unique.’
A collection of short stories brim to life with eye-popping imagination and dynamic physicality! International mime duo Daniel and Melanie Cossette weave stories with and without words into an easy-to-follow laugh-and-wonder show for the whole family. Soar with secret agents on paragliders, crawl with hungry caterpillars on leaves; explore timeless classics from Wilde and Milton, and non-sense poetry from Caroll and Tolkien. An eclectic collection, serious and fun, taken from literature, stories and comics. With elastic agility and the graceful elegance of French style mime, prepare for a show which will be magical and inspiring.
A vignette-style mime and storytelling show from well-known and much-loved classic and modern authors, including The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde), Calvin & Hobbes (Bill Watterson), Paradise Lost (John Milton), The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle), JRR Tolkien’s Tom and the Troll and Lewis Carrol’s Jabberwocky. Two performers, simple costumes and set are all it takes to transport the audience into the worlds of imagination hidden on their bookshelves.
What our audience thinks
I found the performance stimulating and unique.
It was a great way to relay some very funny complex stories to children.
Brilliant theatre company – covered so many genres and age groups!