Oscar Wilde - Three Plays for Children - The Devoted Friend & The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant
Published by Oberon
Oscar Wilde's much loved stories, The Devoted Friend, The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant, have been enchanting children for over a century
Said to have been written for his own two sons, each tale transports us to a vividly imagined world in which princes, giants, children and animals face important decisions and learn the true value of friendship, kindness and generosity
The Selfish Giant chases away spring and summer, leaving the garden in a permanent winter. Only when the giant realises his selfishness and opens his garden to the local children does the summer return bringing with it warmth, brightness and joy
The people of the town celebrate the unveiling of their new statue of The Happy Prince. But all is not as it seems with this new golden statue. In his desire to help the poor and suffering in the town, the Prince persuades a migrating swallow to assist him, and a timeless tale of love and kindness is born
What makes a good friend? Little Hans's best friend is Hugh the Miller but while Hans is happy to share all the lovely flowers and fruit from his garden, Hugh isn't quite so generous with his own things. Join three lively characters in The Devoted Friend as they explore the ups and downs of friendship in this new play for the very young.
Suitable for children aged 3 to 7