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National Theatre Wales
July 2018
Touring Wales

NHS70: Splish Splash
Part of the NHS70 Festival

National Theatre Wales & Oily Cart

A multi-sensory, underwater, touring production created with theatre company Oily Cart, performed exclusively for young people aged 3-19 in hydrotherapy pools in schools, hospices and hospitals. 

This immersive, interactive floating show ignites and delights every sense. Hydrotherapy pools will be transformed into watery wonderlands by underwater lighting, clouds of bubbles drifting from below, curtains of spray, and live music played on floating instruments, with a sound that can be felt as much as heard.

There will be three, distinct versions of Splish Splash:

  • one for those with profound and multiple learning disabilities;

  • one for those on the autism spectrum; and

  • one for the deafblind, with or without any cognitive impairment.

Special schools, hospices, hospitals and SEND groups can get more information and enquire about booking Splish Splash by contacting Oily Cart’s Touring Producer, Alison Garratt:

Please note, due to the unique nature of these performances, Splish Splash is not open to booking by the public. Each show is performed to an audience of two young people at a time, accompanied by their carers, and is tailored to the specific needs of each audience member.

Written & Directed by Tim Webb
Designed by Jens Cole
Music direction by Max Reinhardt
Music composed by Max Reinhardt and arranged by George Panda