Booking Opportunities 2018!
21 February 2018
"You guys make it so easy from start to finish... a dream come true for anyone in a school who organises something like this! In addition to the fantastic experience for our children, all of our staff experience this and implement ideas into their classroom practice, and so many of our parents who share a performance take away so many happy memories." Teacher, Gibside School on KUBLA KHAN
Oily Cart are touring two complex needs shows this year – KUBLA KHAN and SPLISH SPLASH - and we would love to visit your school or venue.
It was a miracle of rare device
A sunny pleasure dome with caves of ice!
Welcome to the world of Kubla Khan, a multi-sensory pleasure dome that you can touch, taste and smell. From the sounds of a sitar to the feel of a flowing river, experience the temperatures and textures of Coleridge's acclaimed poem as the aroma of incense drifts by.
Oily Cart's astonishing work for young people from age 3 to 19 comes in three distinct versions:
For those with profound and multiple learning disabilities
For those on the autism spectrum
And for the first time ever for the Oily Cart, for those who are Deaf Blind with or without any cognitive impairment
Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan is brought to life in this multi-sensory, highly interactive and all-enveloping production enhanced by live music. The intimate and interactive performance is limited to six young people at a time, each supported by an adult carer to maximize their involvement.
"A masterclass in sensitive, sensory, immersive theatre." Susan Elkin, Sardines Magazine
"Every single child who went on the KUBLA KHAN adventure demonstrated the most amazing responses - they laughed, they shared their excitement, they reached out to the adults to communicate with them in ways we just hadn't seen, and they had so much fun. After every show, the adults who were supporting the children shared such heartwarming stories that the rest of us were in tears hearing about it." Teacher, Gibside School
SPLISH SPLASH: NHS70
An Oily Cart & National Theatre Wales co-production, as part of NHS70 Festival
Oily Cart create a watery wonderland, a magical space where every sense is delighted. Hydrotherapy pools will be transformed by underwater lighting, clouds of bubbles drifting from below, curtains of perfumed spray, and live music played on floating pipes, with a sound that can be felt as much as heard. The audience determine the course of the journey as co-creators in this multisensory, immersive and interactive production for young people aged 3-19 which comes in three versions: one for those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, another for those on the autism spectrum, and a third for the deafblind.
The show will tour Wales in July 2018 as part of NHS70 Festival. Special schools & venues across the UK can book SPLISH SPLASH for Autumn 2018.
"It is seldom sitting in a theatre that I've felt the kind of tingle of excitement that you sometimes get in an Oily Cart performance when it feels that every single one of your senses is being tickled, or as if you have suddenly woken up and can see the world through fresh eyes." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on previous pool show POOL PIECE
"I have told many people about how wonderful it all was, but after each conversation had to add that a mere verbal description could not do it justice... Everyone should see this or be able to experience it." Audience feedback on previous show POOL PIECE