An Oily Cart production commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, first performed as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012.
This is total theatre experience for children aged 3 to 5, their families and friends inspired by The Winter’s Tale. Our young audience join us on a voyage of discovery through the landscapes of Shakespeare’s imagination and the music of his language.
The story begins when the shepherdess and her flock of sheep have a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When they come across a lost baby, they have no idea what to do. But surely the children can help. Following clues we will sail the salty sea to the mysterious royal court in search of a happy ending. There are many sensory delights including beautiful costumes, enchanting live music, lovely perfumes and delightful textures along the way.
“Another lovely show from the loveliest of companies, one that has remained at the forefront of British theatre for over three decades.” ★★★★ The Guardian
“This is a lovingly lavish production which could just produce a new generation of Shakespeare lovers.” The Journal
“The combination of storytelling, dressing up, dance and puppetry was simple, clever and inventive, the harmonious performance style making it far more than the sum of its parts. In A Pickle is theatre at its playful best: destined to create strong, dreamlike memories of Shakespeare’s landscapes in the young audience – something older fans could love too.” ★★★★★ What’s on Stage
Please note: All children, including babes-in-arms, must have a ticket for admission. For performances not directly aimed at children under 2, admission is free with a valid ticket. If you would like to book a free babes-in-arms ticket, please note that these are limited availability so please contact the Box Office Team on 024 7652 4524 prior to booking.
In this particular production of In a Pickle (Sat 4 Feb 10:30am) there will be a maximum capacity of 30 and enhanced multi-sensory aspects of the show.