Something in the Air

This new, multi-sensory show for young people with complex disabilities or an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) saw Oily Cart working with circus company Ockham’s Razor to create a truly amazing aerial work. Young people were raised into the air to become part of a magical adventure, where they could fly and swing among the performers. To enhance the magic, characters from the show were embedded in three local special schools in the run-up to the performances.

‘Where Oily Cart has gone before, mainstream theatre for adults often follows a couple of years later. So expect flying seats at the National sometime around 2011 – but for the moment, watch Oily Cart with wonder and admiration’ The Guardian


Commissioned by MIF Creative. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Oily Cart.

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