The Smartest Giant in Town Wed 10 August

The Smartest Giant in Town with Folksy Theatre   Wed 10 August 6.30pm

Smartest Giant Poster official low res image

A wonderful family-friendly outdoor theatre experience is taking place at Martineau Gardens this summer, back for the third year, we’re delighted to welcome Folksy Theatre with this popular children’s show. George was very happy being the scruffiest giant in town. But one day, when he sees a shop stocking giant-size clothes, he decides it’s time to update his image. With smart clothes, George is a new man. However, as he journeys home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help. George’s kind heart and generosity take him on an adventure where he discovers that it’s not how you look that’s important but how you feel. Folksy’s musical adaptation of  Gruffalo creator Julia Donaldson’s wonderful book will be filled with puppetry, colourful characters and songs, that will have you clapping and singing along!

If you saw ‘Wind in the Willows’ here last year, then we hope you’ll remember how lively this theatre group are in bringing books alive for a family audience. Take a look at photographs from previous productions, here at Martineau Gardens and around the country



available from 1 April

Ticket prices:

Advance tickets – £13.50 adult, £10 concession, £8 child, £40 Family (2 adults, 2 under 16’s).

On the gate tickets –  £15 adult, £12 concession, £10 child, no family ticket available.

2 year olds and under are free.

Tickets: online from  (until 24 hours before the show)    

Tickets also available in person from Martineau Gardens  (cash or cheque only) in advance, (or on the gate), subject to availability. Family tickets are only available in advance.                          

Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG.

0121 440 7430 

About the Event

This is an open-air event, so please come prepared for the weather! There will be a marquee in the audience area which will provide ample shelter, but please bring wet weather protection, if needed.

Getting to the Event

Martineau Gardens is close to the MAC and opposite the Priory Hospital. There is a small car park on site. Additional parking for this event will be announced.

The Gardens are served by buses 1, 45, 47, 61, 63  or X64 and there is a bike rack on site, located close to the Pavilion.

For full location details, click here.