The Girl and the Giraffe
One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with... Giraffe!
As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn't very well. She tries everything she can to make him feel a bit better; putting on bandages, making a cup of tea, and even baking a truly magnificent cake, but she doesn't get it quite right. Girl soon realises that Giraffe doesn't need a plaster for a graze on his arm or a scratch on his knee. Giraffe is sad. Sometimes we need a different kind of plaster for the things you can't always see.
Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about wellbeing and friendship, told from a child's perspective.
"The play was wonderful, creative, funny and interesting. I am a father who suffers from chronic depression. One day I will talk to the kids about it. Until - and on - that day I will always have your show to refer to." - Audience Member, Wise Words Festival
“Dear Giraffe, We love you no matter if you're happy or sad – you're the best” - Audience Member, The Lowry
“A delightfully imaginative and wonderfully acted play that both involves and educates. Utterly charming.” - Venue Programmer, London
"A magical, adventurous approach to a sensitive subject. A delightful journey for adults and children alike.” - KS1 teacher, Bexley
The Girl and the Giraffe interview from Half Moon Theatre on Vimeo.