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Oily Cart

All Sorts of Theatre for All Sorts of Kids

Edited by Mark Brown
Paperback
September 2012
9781858565101
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    27th September 2012
  • ISBN 9781858565101
  • Language English
  • Pages 168 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
$37.95

Acclaimed theatre company Oily Cart has for 30 years been making colorful musical interactive theatre for young children and for children and young adults with learning disabilities or on the spectrum of autism. This fascinating book presents a rich and illuminating picture of its three decades of skilled theatre making. With its detailed analyses of key productions, interviews with company members past and present, and vivid images of some of the company's favorite stage devices, it presents a rich and illuminating picture of the three decades of skilled theatre making.

It is an essential source book for:
* theatre practitioners who make, or are seeking to make, theatre for young children or for children and young adults with learning disabilities
* teachers and students who are engaged in Special Educational Needs, early years and nursery work, or drama and theatre
* anyone interested in drama therapy or music therapy.

Foreword: Oily Cart: into Wonderland—Lyn Gardner
The History of Oily Cart—Tim Webb

Section 1: work for children and young adults with learning disabilities
Making Blue—Tim Webb, Claire de Loon and Max Reinhardt
Alex Harvey on Something in the Air
The Free Spirits of Children’s Theatre—Tony Graham
My Life in Cart: writing and directing for Oily Cart—Tim Webb

Section 2: work for babies and toddlers
Making Baby Balloon—Tim Webb, Claire de Loon and Max Reinhardt
Patrick Lynch on Jumpin’ Beans
Lucy Angell-John on Drum
Oily Cart – unravelling the magic—Katherine Runswick-Cole and Dan Goodley
Designing Oily shows – The Art of the Cart—Claire de Loon

Section three: work for children aged two and over
Making Ring a Ding Ding—Tim Webb, Claire de Loon and Max Reinhardt
Geoff Bowyer on A Peck of Pickled Pepper
Nicola Worrica on Play House
CartBeat – Making Music for Oily Cart—Max Reinhardt
Preparation, anticipation, motivation: before, during and after an Oily Cart show—Claire de Loon
The book includes feedback about the shows featured and reviews

Mark Brown

Mark Brown is a theatre critic and arts journalist. Currently drama critic of the Scottish national newspaper the Sunday Herald, and a regular contributor to the arts pages of the Daily Telegraph, he teaches on theatre and theatre criticism at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.