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THE SELFISH GIANT (article first published : 2004-12-6)

The hard-working Fantastic Flying Fish Dance Company (FFFDC) presents a real festive treat for children this holiday season with day-time performances of the wonderful family dance story The Selfish Giant which will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

Oscar Wilde’s charming, classic story, The Selfish Giant is about a grumpy and selfish giant who banishes all little children from his beautiful garden. Spring arrives but in the garden of the giant, it is still winter. The icy Madame Snow and Frost remain in the garden and they invite the North Wind and Hail to come and stay with them. Until one morning the giant sees a most wonderful sight…..

This delightful story was originally adapted by Ashley Killar for the NAPAC Dance Company but is being re-conceived and choreographed by David Gouldie and Quinton Ribbonaar for this spectacular new production which will contain all the elements necessary for magical festive season entertainment.

The giant is played by Cobus Vos – who charmed audiences in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last year. The Selfish Giant also sees a return to the stage for Ebrahim Medell who is back in Durban after working in Tunisia and Turkey. Featured dancers are Louise Fraquet, Angela Lardant, Thulebona Mzizi; Vusi Thabethe and more than 20 local children plus ten children from Cato Manor Vibe!!, the outreach programme run by the Fantastic Flying Fish Dance Company.

The Selfish Giant runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from December 9 to 30 at 11h00, with performances from Tuesdays to Saturdays (no shows on Monday or Sunday).

R30 throughout (no concessions). Book at Computicket.




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