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Performance dates & times

Saturday 25 Aug
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Sunday 26 Aug
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Gentle Giant has been created specifically for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Running Time 45 minutes (no interval)

Price range


(Accompanying carer free)

An immersive, multi-sensory experience for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

This enchanting production tells the story of a man – a giant of a man - who lives on an island in a beautiful lake. Turned away by the local villagers because he looks different, the giant leads a lonely life. Then one day, he rescues a girl from drowning, a girl with a wide-brimmed hat. Will the villagers finally see the giant’s true nature?

With each moment tailored to suit individual needs, audience members will experience live music, puppetry and variety of textures and smells - ending with a wild dance in wheelchairs!

Bamboozle Theatre Company’s team of performers are hugely experienced in adapting to, and interacting with, children who have a variety of complex needs. The audience are invited to engage in their own time, and at their own pace.

Each performance is available for a maximum audience of 6 children and their carers.

For more details view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Arts Centre Melbourne gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Charitable Trust and the Cassandra Gantner Foundation for their role in bringing Bamboozle Theatre Company’s Gentle Giant to Melbourne.

Gentle Giant by Michael Morpurgo © 2003, adapted for the stage with kind permission by the author and Berlin Associates.

This production is supported by Arts Council England using public money from the UK Government and the National Lottery

  • Arts Council of England

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