Kubla Khan

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Audience feedback

"A masterclass in sensitive, sensory, immersive theatre."
Sardines Magazine

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KUBLA KHAN toured special schools and arts venues in the UK in 2017 and 2018.

It was a miracle of rare device
A sunny pleasure dome with caves of ice!

Welcome to the world of KUBLA KHAN, a multi-sensory pleasure dome that you can touch, taste and smell. From the sounds of a kora to the feel of a flowing river, experience the temperatures and textures of Coleridge’s acclaimed poem as the aroma of incense drifts by…

Oily Cart’s astonishing new work for young people from age 3 to 19 comes in three distinct versions:

For those with profound and multiple learning disabilities

For those on the autism spectrum

And for the first time ever for the Oily Cart, for those who are deafblind with or without any cognitive impairment.

Coleridge’s poem KUBLA KHAN is brought to life in this multi-sensory, highly interactive and all-enveloping production enhanced by live music. The intimate and interactive performance is limited to six young people at a time, each supported by an adult carer to maximize their involvement.

Production Credits

Cookie Griff Fender

Captain Kate Katherine Vernez Gray

Look-Out Stephanie Rutherford

Musician Sheema Mukherjee (2017)

Musician Kadialy Kouyate (2018)

Sailor / Stage Manager Deanne Jones

Choreographer Debbie Bandara

Lighting Designer Jack Knowles

Sound Recordist / Associate Sound Designer Mike Challis

Perfumes by Sheema Mukherjee

with product research & donations made by Lush's Fresh Handmade Spas

Writer & Director Tim Webb

Designer Holly Murrary & Jens Cole

Music Director Max Reinhardt

Music composed by Max Reinhardt & Sheema Mukherjee

Max Reinhardt & Kadialy Kouyate Max Reinhardt & Kadialy Kouyate

Production Manager William Aubrey-Jones

Design Team William Aubrey-Jones, Janet Caddick, Anthony Doran, Keith Frederick, Nathan Johnston, Bryony Maguire, Alex Milledge, Alice Kristina Rose, Hannah Sharp, Lara Tarroni, Helen Tyler

Press Representative Rachel Furst

Video Artist Paul Williams

Photography Neal Houghton

Graphic Design Ed Currie