If I want anything for my children it’s that they grow up to be kind. The Selfish Giant is a heartwarming tale, told in such a way that even the youngest audience can take home the message that you never know where a little bit of kindness will take you.
This adaptation is lots of fun, easy for children to understand but with plenty of undertones that the adults don’t get bored. Awesome singing from the cast of two, a fab way to introduce small children to the joys of the theatre without being too intimidated.
I really don’t want to spoil the plot if you don’t know it, so I’ll keep quiet on that! An absolute highlight particularly if your child enjoys dressing up or fancies themselves as an actor/actress was being asked down to the stage after the performance to try on lots of outfits. Mini Mumbler was in her element, I could barely get her to leave!
We’ve been to the Civic a couple of times now, the venue is always clean and fresh looking. The auditorium, toilets and baby change are up (a lot of) stairs but there is a lift.
There’s a well-stocked bar for the adults and children alike and you won’t feel ripped off when you’ve bought the family a round of drinks and snacks. (My friend told me about paying £20 for a G&T in a theatre bar – I would’ve died!)
Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company making exciting family theatre for all ages. All of our company associates have extensive experience facilitating and creating work with and for families, young people and communities.
Wrongsemble’s previous productions ‘Three’, ‘Billy Shakes: Wonder Boy!’, ‘The Shadowmakers’ and ‘Peter Pan in the Park’ have toured to hundreds of venues and sites across the UK – always met with overwhelming responses from audiences. ‘The Selfish Giant’ promises to be one of our biggest and most beautiful shows to date…
The Civic, Barnsley
A multi-purpose theatre and art gallery based in Barnsley, The Civic presents world-class accessible performances and exhibitions throughout the year, to audiences in the heart of South Yorkshire.
The Civic has lots of family shows planned for this year, check our events calendar for more details. The next two shows are…
Sunday 4 March | 1:00pm, 3:30pm
A very tidy dance-theatre performance that gets messed up. The world can be messy– but as we try to organise our way through it we can discover things anew. Inspired by children’s logic to creating order and systems, Tidy Up invites you to an unforgettable party where orderliness becomes exciting for children; and chaos becomes joyful for parents.
£8 | £6 conc | £5 child
Sunday 18 March 2017 | 2:30pm
Christopher Nibble and Posie have been busy growing plants whilst taking care of their six hairy pet caterpillars. But when their crawly comrades disappear they swap their trowels for magnifying glasses and turn guinea pig detectives!
Will they crack the case in this bright and beautiful tale of minibeasts and mystery?
£8 | £6 conc | £5 child
For the purposes of this review, we received complimentary tickets to the show. We would never recommend a product, service or experience unless we honestly had a great time (there are some that don’t get published for that reason!)