We were lucky enough to be invited along to see Tidy Up at The North Wall Art Centre in Summertown, Oxford this weekend.
Tidy Up, a production for children 3 and over was developed by Peut-Etre Theatre in partnership with GOSH Arts, patients and families and the Psychological Services Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Peut-Etre Theatre have somehow managed to take the act of tidying up and turn it into 50 minutes of fun, laughter and visual entertainment. The 3 cast members, dressed in bright yellow keep the whole audience mesmerised as they expressively move and dance while they explore messiness and order.
During one part of the show the performers take part in a hilariously frantic session where they scatter colourful balls across the stage which of course requires the help of the audience to tidy up. All the children eagerly ran to the stage to help with the clear up.
I have never heard so many children laugh so enthusiastically before and I have to admit I spent most of the show smiling too. Throughout the show there are very little words spoken, with the performance relying on movement and music to keep the audience entertained. The 3 performers Charlie Hendren, Maya Politaki and Anna Woodhouse were all fantastic and are clearly very talented artists.
The show was followed by a dance workshop with one of the cast members which was a great taster session for performing arts.
This was our first visit to The North Wall Art Centre and I will definitely be returning again, it is an intimate theatre with a lovely atmosphere.
For details about Tidy Up please click here
For details on GOSH Arts click here
The North Wall Art Centre has a calendar full of shows for families, for more details please click here