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 Winters 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.