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In a Pickle, our co-production with the RSC tours this December and the New Year

20 November 2012

For Xmas 2012 and the new year, Oily Cart will revive IN A PICKLE our co-production with the RSC, a brand new wonderland, total theatre experience for children aged 2 to 5, 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.




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.


First performed as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.



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What the critics say

“In a Pickle, a delightfully charm-laden introduction to Shakespeare…golly. How it entranced, educated and entertained the young audiences.”

Susan Elkin, The Stage