Hippity Hop

Information about suitability:

Accessible Family

Audience feedback

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

Rating 4 stars

The Guardian

Video trailer

Following a Christmas run at artsdepot in 2018, HIPPITY HOP embarked on a UK tour in 2019.

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!

Preparation resources

Production Credits

Performers Oli 'Solocypher' Polidore Perrins, Katherine Vernez Gray

Musician Kadialy Kouyate

Company Stage Manager Deanne Jones

Writer Tim Webb

Director Patrick Lynch

Composer/Music Director BREIS

Rap Lyrics written by BREIS

Executive Music Consultant Max Reinhardt

Co-composer and Producer Richard Edwards

Co-composer Kadialy Kouyate

Choreographer Debbie Bandara

Set Designer Marcello Chiarenza

with costumes by Elena Marini

Associate Designer Stella Cecil

Street Art & Design Carleen De Sözer

Lighting Designer Jack Knowles

Production Manager William Aubrey-Jones

Head of Costume Deborah Williams

Head of Scenic Construction Hannah Sharp

Puppet Makers Simon Auton & Lisa Rust

Production Electrician Nathan Johnson

Design team Jack Bodimeade, Claire Cousins, Amber Donovan, Amy Ford, Keith Frederick, Alice Kristina Rose, Lisa Rust, Lara Tarroni

Student Placement Thomas Webb

Press Representative Rachel Furst

Photography Suzi Corker

Video Artist Paul Williams

Graphic Design Ed Currie