An Oily Cart/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production.
A brand new wonderland and exciting journey from the café foyer into the theatre and onto the stage for children aged 2 to 4, their families and friends.
Our adventure begins in the woolly pastures of the Shepherdess and her flock of little sheep. She is having a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When she discovers a lost baby, we must follow the clues.
Together we will travel over the salty sea to the sad court where we will find our happy ending. There will be beautiful costumes, enchanting live music, some helpful clues, lovely perfumes and delightful textures along the way. Quite simply, Oily Cart makes art for small children: a beguiling aesthetic experience, scaled to fit their curious world and perfectly designed to make them happy.
Inspired by The Winter’s Tale, we will take our young audience on a voyage of discovery through the landscapes of Shakespeare's imagination and the music of his language.
Caroline McGinn, Time Out ***** on Oily Cart's RING A DING DING.
Suitable for ages 2-4 years