The Smartest Giant in Town at The Lowry

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Shekina Rose, Families Editor
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The Smartest Giant in Town at The Lowry, Manchester, 14–19 February 2022, from £17.50 - Book now

The Smartest Giant in Town is coming to The Lowry in February 2022 for Little Angel Theatre’s unique and touching adaptation of the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, following on from the company’s bestselling theatre adaptations of Julia Donaldson’s The Singing Mermaid and The Everywhere Bear.

In this heart-warming story, we meet George – the scruffiest giant in town. He wants to be smarter, and one day, when he comes across a brand-new shop in town selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it’s time for a new look: smart trousers and shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. All of a sudden, George is the smartest giant in town, but not for long! As he walks through town on his way home, he meets up with some animal friends who need his help (and his clothes!). He meets a giraffe with a cold neck, a goat on a boat, a family of mice who have lost their house in a fire, a fox camping with a soggy sleeping bag, and a dog who is struggling get across a bog. Can George the giant and his smartest, cleanest clothes help save the day for these animals in need?

This is a tale about friendship, generosity and the importance of helping others. Through music, puppetry, fun and delight, it promotes an important message of kindness and empathy.  So bring your whole family and join the smartest giant in town at The Lowry for an unforgettable adventure. Children and adults alike will be singing along and laughing throughout.

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘gorgeous-looking and super-fun kids’ adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s picture book’ – Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a joy’ – Evening Standard

‘a fun family show’ – The Guardian

The Smartest Giant in Town at The Lowry, Manchester

14–19 February 2022
From £17.50

Dates and Times

  • 14 February 2022 1:30 pm
  • 15 February 2022 11:00 am
  • 15 February 2022 1:30 pm
  • 16 February 2022 11:00 am
  • 16 February 2022 1:30 pm
  • 17 February 2022 11:00 am
  • 17 February 2022 1:30 pm
  • 18 February 2022 11:00 am
  • 18 February 2022 1:30 pm
  • 19 February 2022 11:00 am
  • 19 February 2022 1:30 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit