Here, Oscar Wilde tells the story of Karagöz, the “Turkish Punch”, who leaves Istanbul to rescue tulips that have vanished from the garden of a Selfish Giant. On the way he encounters Billy Connolly, Prince Charles, Pat the Irishman and fights against the terrible British weather, successfully inviting Spring back to the garden.
Revisited Turkish shadow puppetry brings this classic tale to life in a contemporary British context. With humour, poetry, puns and a playful twist on some familiar stereotypes. For adults and children alike.
by Sophie Metro Aksoy