The Selfish Giant

Riding Lights is pleased to announce The Selfish Giant, a story for the season of Christmas, touring December 2019.

The Giant is angry.  He’s been away visiting friends for seven years and returns to find children – children! – playing happily in his beautiful garden!    

Every day after school, they come and run about, laughing and playing games under the blossom on his peach trees, listening to the delightful songs of the birds.  So he puts up a big wall and an even bigger KEEP OUT notice to put a stop to all that. Then winter seizes the garden in its icy fingers…

Will this grip ever be broken?

Through vivid, interactive story-telling, music, puppetry and humour, Riding Lights brings you this brilliant story of transformation.  No one, not even the story-tellers themselves, can be left unaffected by this inspiring tale of love and generosity.

Riding Lights has an outstanding reputation for bringing memorable shows to primary aged audiences both nationally and in Yorkshire. This production is the much-loved story by Oscar Wilde, newly adapted by Jon Boustead.

Performances at Friargate Theatre
21 December 11am and 3pm

Book online or call 01904 613000
Tickets £7 adult & £5 child

Suitable for ages 5 and up.


Touring Yorkshire and (a bit) beyond 1-20 December.

Performances can be booked for churches or into primary schools in Yorkshire (other locations will be considered, so please do get in touch if you’re interested). Churches can also sponsor a performance for their local primary school.

Please contact Bethan to find out more: or 01904 655317

Cost: £400 + VAT for a performance in a church (if you decide to sell tickets, you keep all the sales).
Primary school performances the cost is £4 per child (including VAT) with a minimum booking of £400.

Please get in touch if cost is a barrier to your school or church so we can have a conversation about what might work for you.

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‘The children were captivated’