Step into the forest… What story will you discover?
In a magical event for the whole family, travel into Epping Forest for an extraordinary theatrical concert, as oak trees are transformed and branches become the stage for a performance unlike any other.
Witness a chorus of children singing to the grand giants of the forest, as they present a premiere of new poetry and music alongside works by Epping Forest poet John Clare, and Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant; the story of children banned from playing in a beautiful garden owned by a giant. Will the garden continue to bloom? Without their presence, what will happen?
Sung from the canopies of mature trees, GIANT is the first in a series of ‘climbing concerts’ created by Arts and Gardens, working to connect children and adults with arboriculture.
As part of the project, children aged 8+ and adults will be invited to experience what it’s like to be the cast of GIANT and sing from the canopy at a series of climbing workshop days in September. Booking details for these workshops will be announced later in 2019.