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Oily Cart

Splish Splash

An Oily Cart & National Theatre Wales co-production, originally commissioned 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 spray, and live music played on specially created floating instruments, with a sound that can be felt as much as heard.

The audience determine the course of the journey as co-creators in this multi-sensory, 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 those who are deafblind.

There is an Interactive Social Story for both Morning and Afternoon Performances available to download for free in English and Welsh from the iBooks store onto IOS devices: type 'Splish Splash Tim Webb' into the search field and they will appear as the only option. The music from the show can be purchased on CD Baby and iTunes. This includes a Splish Splash Multi-Sensory Session (available in both English and Welsh) which can be used as an activity session for young people who have seen the show. You can download the accompanying instructions from the preparation resources available above.

Splish Splash toured Wales in July 2018 as part of NHS70 Festival, and toured the UK in Autumn 2018. 

Top-right image: Musician George Panda (who will perform in SPLISH SPLASH), photographed at the hydro-therapy pool, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Credit: Dan Green/National Theatre Wales 

Photo: Suzi Corker

Audience feedback

It was absolutely amazing, best experience/opportunity I've seen in a long time.

Children that normally don't open their eyes - opened their eyes at the treasure box, children that are usually difficult to calm were captivated by the music and storytelling.

The show was absolutely fantastic.

The whole production was absolutely amazing.

It was perfect for the children at our school.

Everything was excellent. What a wonderful show.