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Oily Cart

Splish Splash

Written and Directed by Tim Webb
Designed by Jens Cole
Music Direction and composition by Max Reinhardt
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 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.

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. Email to enquire. 

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