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A huge thank you!

21 September 2018

For more than three decades and over 80 shows, Oily Cart has been led by our three founders - Tim Webb MBE, Max Reinhardt & Claire de Loon. Head of Design Claire left Oily Cart at the end of 2016, and last week, Artistic Director Tim and Musical Director Max stepped down from their roles, handing Oily Cart over to the next generation of inspiring artistic leaders. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection, memories and best wishes for Tim, Max and Claire over the past couple of weeks, and wanted to say a huge, huge thank you! We've collated a few comments here, to celebrate everything our founders have achieved since 1981... 

Remember the first show I ever saw - 'Tickled Pink' which just blew me away - completely inspirational - thank you for the difference you have made to so many young people 

What a wonderful, talented and joyful trio you are.

An amazing trio. Thank you so much for your amazing creativity.

A very creative magical special team. What a great era!!!

So grateful to have learned from them this summer! They have created so much magic and have brought so many smiles to the world with their work!

Working with Claire as a newbie designer making in 2001 on 'Waving' shaped my view of theatre and will stay with me forever. What an important company you are! Xx

I was lucky enough to do my University work placement with Oily Cart when they were in the process of devising TUBE. I loved working with them and seeing them bring their magic to so many children.

Bravo! Well done! And congratulations on the huge impact you've had on so many children! 

Thank you for the amazing opportunity to work with you... changed me forever... as your work has changed so many lives... sending love x

I have so much love for these guys- what a fantastic group of people! Bravo! Xxx

Meeting you all was life-changing... thank you for all your magic.

Amazing work all of you x

Congratulations Tim & Max a whopping 37 years developing the magnificent company Oily Cart. So grateful to have spent the last two with you, looking forward to seeing and hearing all about your next adventures.

Huge fond good luck and farewell to Tim & Max who leave Oily Cart today. They and Claire have created such an extraordinary company and amazing work - though it will of course not be the same, long may it stay extraordinary.

Thank you for all the beautiful shows you have created, there are few places we can take our son and your shows have had a lovely, deep and lasting impact on him and as parents to see that acceptance, connection and joy is such a wonderful thing, thank you so much! xxx

An incredible team xx

Amazing legacy - cheers to you all xx

It was such a huge privilege to be part of Max and Tim's last show, I will be forever grateful for that experience. I learnt so much but also had a lovely time working with these two extraordinary '24 carat' gents! Good luck to Oily Cart moving forward and thanks to Tim, Max and Claire for being awesome theatre pioneers Xx

Thank you for the amazing opportunity to work with you... changed me forever... as your work has changed so many lives... sending love x

I have so much love for these guys- what a fantastic group of people! Bravo! Xxx

Whilst we are extremely sad to see Tim, Max and Claire go, we are excited about the challenge of building on their legacy. Audiences have always been at the heart of everything we do - thank you for all your support over the years, we look forward to you joining us as we continue the Oily Cart journey.