British young people’s theatre company, Oily Cart, will celebrate its 35th anniversary by taking its production of In a Pickle to New York and Denver. It will play Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Fisher Hillman Studio April 18-30, Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theatre May 3-14, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts May 19-26.
The play, written and originally directed by Tim Webb, was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. This immersive production for children aged three to five is based on A Winter’s Tale, and takes its young audience on a voyage of discovery through the landscapes of Shakespeare’s imagination and the music of his language.
The adventure begins with the shepherdess and her flock of little sheep during a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When she suddenly discovers a lost baby, the audience embark on an interactive journey to find the baby and return it safely to its home.
This revival is directed by Patrick Lynch, designed by Claire de Loon, with musical direction by Max Reinhardt and Sheema Mukherjee, who plays her sitar in the show. The music has been composed by Reinhardt and Finn Peters. The performers are Griff Fender, Katharine Gray, Stephanie Rutherford, and Sheema Mukherjee.
To book tickets: for BAM visit bam.org/education/2017/in-a-pickle; for Lincoln Center visit family.lincolncenter.org/events/in-a-pickle. The performances in Denver are not on public sale; the theatre is partnering with an education organization to share the tickets and show with the local community.