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.
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”.
“Theatre Fideri Fidera’s performance of Oskar’s Amazing Adventure went down a storm in Ryedale. Over 200 children attended from local primary schools and nurseries and there we had to turn schools away as there was not time to arrange a second performance in our schedule.
As the show is interactive and has amusing characters and puppets the children were enthralled for 45 minutes. Natasha’s energy and confident performance brought the story to life. The set and props were imaginative, versatile and easy to set up. It was great to have the author who could sign copies of his books after the show and the children enjoyed having their photos taken with Oskar. I would highly recommend the company for book festivals with a young audience”
Sarah Tyson, Director of Ryedale Book Festival, North Yorkshire
“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
Please note: the play can be performed in non-theatre spaces such as libraries and schools.
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.
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.
The fee for a single event is £475. Fees for more than one event are negotiable.
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.