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Accessible Family

Audience feedback

"Every aspect of the theatre experience has been carefully considered... I didn't want any of it to end."

Rating 5 stars

The Stage

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Following a Christmas run at artsdepot in 2017, HUSH-A-BYE toured UK venues in 2018.

Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree-top, when the wind blows the cradle will rock…

Nestle among branches and meet the neighbours in Oily Cart’s immersive tree-top world. The leafy canopy is home to some of the creatures you might expect, and one you definitely won’t – a tiny baby! How did the infant get up there? Who is looking after them? And how can we help? Experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a woodland wonderland, the audience must explore to find answers.

Hush-A-Bye is an interactive, multi-sensory production for the very young, with live music, puppets and an enchanting environment. Created by Oily Cart, a theatre company renowned for their innovation, the production is presented in three versions: one for babies and toddlers (6 months – 2 years), one for young children (3 – 5 years), and a relaxed version for young people aged 3 – 8.

With support from The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation

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