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Oily Cart

Hippity Hop

Oily Cart's sell-out success, HIPPITY HOP, is back to meet a new generation of hip young things. Experience the puppetry, rap, music and movement of the first ever interactive hip hop show for young children aged 2-5.

With hip hop flavoured beats, fun lyrics written by acclaimed rap artist BREIS, graffiti-based designs, and the twinkling lights of the city, HIPPITY HOP celebrates street culture. Join the Hippity Hoppity baby for a multi-sensory musical – it’s a hip hopera!

Please note this is a promenade performance and audiences will be seated on the floor. There will be a few seats available for those who need them.


An infectiously immersive affair that encourages the children to lean into theatre and dance to their own beat. The Guardian ****

A fun introduction to street culture, from hip hop to graffiti, from trusted children's theatre company Oily Cart. The Stage ****

This work is as theatrically compelling as it is important to the development of young children. Sardines Magazine **** 

If you were to ask me about the great theatre companies of the last 30 years, I'd say that one of the very greatest has been Oily Cart. Lyn Gardner, StageDoor 

Continues the beautiful child-sensitive work of this remarkable company. British Theatre Guide

Audience feedback

As always, costumes and design were very clever and we had a fabulous time. It's just the most joyful and welcoming children's theatre.

A fabulous, creative, well thought-through production!

Thank you yet again for inspiring my child with creativity and for an amazing experience. You are by far my favourite company in the universe!

The children in the audience responded with great enthusiasm and wonder... The way the actors and staff encourage all children to participate is wonderful.