Olive And The Dream Train (Relaxed Performance)

Sun 22 Nov 2015 | 11.30am | £9 (£6)*

*Please note that there is a £1.50 fee per transaction

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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: Olive and the Dream Train

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 don’t always go to plan on the day, so we’ve set up an offer designed to take the pressure off. Book in advance and we’ll refund you the cost of your tickets if you can’t 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 can’t 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@exeterphoenix.org.uk 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.’
AUDIENCE MEMBER

 


Theatre Alibi Present

Olive And The Dream Train: RELAXED PERFORMANCE

A rollercoaster ride through the mind-boggling mysteries of everyday life…

Olive is always daydreaming. She daydreams about what’s going on inside her cat’s 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- it’s studded with olives, for one thing, and there’s no driver….So Olive boldly jumps aboard and, WOOHOO, she’s 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.

 

Praise for Theatre Alibi

Theatre Alibi is one of Britain’s most inventive companies’
THE GUARDIAN

Theatre Alibi has been responsible for some of the most innovative work in British theatre in recent years
MICHAEL MORPURGO

‘Theatre Alibi have a reputation as terrific storytellers’
THE GUARDIAN

Intelligent and moving theatre that doesn’t shy away from asking big questions’
THE STAGE

Absorbing storytelling, refreshingly simple and imaginative’
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

RELAXED PERFORMANCE RESOURCES

For information about access to the venue, or to download our Visual Story (a storybook resource to familiarise visitors with the venue before arrival), please visit our access page by clicking here >>

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 don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email Anna-Ruth for more information about any of the above>>

VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX

 

 

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