Olive And The Dream Train (Relaxed Performance)
Sun 22 Nov 2015
This page is for the relaxed performance of Olive And The Dream Train only. Booking information for all other performances can be found here >>
Relaxed performance: An informal environment where everyone can relax and enjoy the show without having to worry about making a noise or moving around. For audiences including, but not exclusive to, children and adults with an Autistic Spectrum Condition or learning disability.
We know things dont always go to plan on the day, so weve set up an offer designed to take the pressure off. Book in advance and well refund you the cost of your tickets if you cant make the show on the day, or are unable to stay for the performance. Our only condition is that you ring us before the start of the performance if you cant make it.
SIGNED PEFORMANCE: A BSL sign language interpreted performance will also be available on Sun 22 Nov at 2.30pm. Please contact annaruth.peelcusson@localhost to book.
We all had a fantastic time, and both our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I spent a lot of the performance just watching their faces because they were so animated and engaged! Being a relaxed performance definitely helped a great deal as well we felt under no pressure to make our son conform to the norms of theatre going, and having the actors introduce themselves at the start was a good way of demystifying the experience.
A rollercoaster ride through the mind-boggling mysteries of everyday life…
Olive is always daydreaming. She daydreams about whats going on inside her cats head, or about that weird picture above her bed of a steam train puffing out of a fireplace… Then one day, on her way to school, another very odd train chugs into the station- its studded with olives, for one thing, and theres no driver….So Olive boldly jumps aboard and, WOOHOO, shes driving her very own dream train and it can take her absolutely anywhere!
Written by Daniel Jamieson, Olive & the Dream Train is a wonderfully playful story for five to eleven year olds about the value of creative thinking. The show combines performance with puppetry and live music.
Theatre Alibi are contemporary storytellers with an excellent reputation for distinctive new work that is visually and physically inventive. Their productions make the most of the live nature of theatre actors and musicians are absolutely present with their audience. And they delight in revealing acts of transformation that would often be confined to the wings. Theatre Alibi is supported by Arts Council England, Devon County Council and Exeter City Council.
‘Theatre Alibi is one of Britains most inventive companies’
‘Theatre Alibi has been responsible for some of the most innovative work in British theatre in recent years‘
‘Theatre Alibi have a reputation as terrific storytellers’
‘Intelligent and moving theatre that doesnt shy away from asking big questions’
‘Absorbing storytelling, refreshingly simple and imaginative’
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Alternatively, if you would like to arrange a tour of the theatre space in advance of the performance, or have any other requests to make your visit more comfortable, please dont hesitate to get in touch.