Oskar the play, Oskar the book!

NEW for venues, book festivals, libraries and schools

Now taking bookings for 2019

Oskar the play, Oskar the book is a literary, theatrical event for young children and their families which celebrates the innovative way we created the play and picture book of Oskar’s Amazing Adventure. The event features a performance of Oskar’s Amazing Adventure, followed by a meet the author and performer session, and games and creative activities inspired by the animals the children have seen in the play and in the illustrations of the book.

How we created Oskar

Many children's plays are adaptations of books or fairy tales, but with Oskar’s Amazing Adventure we set out to do something different and create an original play and picture book side by side. This meant that the text, illustrations and storyline of the book evolved as the play developed in rehearsal and vice versa. We believe this process helped make the play very special and the book — in the words of Colin Granger’s Macmillan editor Dulcie Fry — “a dramatic read, a story full of action and excitement”.

Oskar's Amazing Adventure Book Launch at Blackwell's Edinburgh
Photo © David Monteith-Hodge

Natasha with Fox and some of the audience - photo by Paul Mansfield
Natasha with Fox and some of the audience
Photo © Paul Mansfield

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“Theatre Fideri Fidera’s performance of Oskar’s Amazing Adventure went down a storm in Ryedale with over 200 children attended from local primary schools and nurseries.
The children were enthralled as Natasha’s energy and confident performance brought the story to life. I would highly recommend the company for book festivals with a young audience”

Sarah Tyson, Director of Ryedale Book Festival, North Yorkshire

“Thank you for bringing the production, and the book, to Wigtown and Dumfries. Dumfries was a particularly high point for us as many of the families who attended have never been to the theatre before. They come from a very deprived area of the town and it was a big step for them but they had an amazing time and are raring to come back to our children's festival next spring. Thank you for ensuring they had such a brilliant and positive experience.”
Anne Barclay, Wigtown Book Festival

“An enthralling production, that captivates and stimulates in a magical way. I could watch it over and over again. Simply a stunning production not to be missed”
Helen Shair, Director, Oundle Literary Festival (March 2018)

Booking the event / Contact us

Please contact Natasha Granger for enquiries and if you are interested in booking the event.

Mob: 07872 509957

Email: natasha@theatre-fideri-fidera.com

Please note: the play can be performed in non-theatre spaces such as libraries and schools.

More information

Target Audience: children from 2 to 8 years of age and their families; nursery and lower primary school classes.

Maximum audience: 200.

The event lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Marketing / Video

Dedicated marketing support from Theatre Fideri Fidera.

Up to 300 colour flyers and 20 A3 colour posters for the show. Additional print can also be supplied at a small additional cost for postage.

A video trailer for the show.

We can supply up to three free copies of the Oskar’s Amazing Adventure picture book as prizes for venues wishing to promote the event with competitions.

Technical Requirements

The play can be performed in non-theatre performances such as libraries and schools. The idea space for the play is 4m wide, 3m high x 4.5m deep. A full blackout is desirable but not essential.

The get in for the play is 60 minutes; and the get out 45 minutes.

Author and illustrator's biographical information

Colin Granger is a writer, theatre director, and founding director of the independent arts organization Komedia. Colin has written numerous books for children for publishers Heinemann and Macmillan, including the international best seller New Generation. In 2014 he wrote his first children’s play Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams and co-founded the theatre company Theatre Fideri Fideri to tour it. This was followed in 2016 with the children’s picture book and play Oskar’s Amazing Adventure.

Lisa Smith works as an illustrator and artist in Berlin. Lisa has worked for many UK publishers, including Macmillan, where she illustrated many of Colin Granger’s books. Her two best-known series for children are The Cheeky Monkey, and Lighthouse Mouse.