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IN A PICKLE, an Oily Cart/ Royal Shakespeare Company co-production

17 April 2012

A brand new wonderland, total theatre experience for children aged 2 to 4, their families and friends. 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.


Time flies when you having are fun. Time can go slowly or fast forward. Time can even stand still and freeze.

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.

This Oily Cart/ Royal Shakespeare Company co-production will be performed as part of the World Shakepeare Festival.

Tour details

Swan Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon    23 May – 17 June 2012
Stratford Circus, London                                           19 – 23 June 2012
Northern Stage, Newcastle                                        27-30 June 2012

"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."

Caroline McGinn, Time Out ***** on Oily Cart's RING A DING DING.