OLIVE TREE THEATRE

Welcome to our website! We have been providing quality, interactive entertainment for residential, care and nursing homes in the UK, since February 2011.

                                                                                                                        

Our hour-long shows are created especially for care homes and include approximately 20 well-loved songs set around a light-hearted story, presented by two professional performers.

Residents are encouraged to join in with us every step of the way through singing the familiar songs, playing along (with the light percussion instruments that we provide) as well as gentle movement and dancing.

We hope you find all of the information you require, however if you would like any further information about our shows, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we'll be happy to answer any queries on 07527763149 or email us at olivetreetheatre@hotmail.co.uk.

"As the Activities Co-ordinator of a large Nursing home for Elderly residents with varying forms of dementia I am always on the lookout for performers who are willing to come into the home and engage and entertain our residents. When I first started my role two years ago I had some very colourful acts that came in and they didn’t connect with some of our residents. So I soon realised that it is very hard getting the balance right and to please the majority of the audience.

Olive Tree Theatre came to the home and instantly I knew I had stumbled upon something special.

They come as a duo and have their own portable stage which is small enough to fit in the residents lounge area and also very easy to set up. They decorate the stage and set the scene for their performance. Each performance is based on a play specially written by the theatre group and includes various songs from days gone by and also from films and musicals. We really enjoy watching the plays as they are well thought out and amusing. It’s such a nice change from just watching someone sing.

Each performance includes lots of interaction. They hold hands (if the resident wishes) and do a gentle dance and also bring along percussion instruments that the residents love using some more erratically than others!

I have to say they are brilliant and the home always looks forward to their next visit. We booked them up for all their shows this year which include A Night at the Musicals, Rock Around The Clock, Pack up Your Troubles, All I Want for Christmas and A Trip To The Pier.  Having seen the majority of their shows now I have to say that I will definitely be booking them for the whole of 2013! Even my colleagues like to watch and participate.

Finally I would like to say that I find them very good value for money. They have very competitive rates and always come in cheaper than our other performers.

Please book Olive Tree Theatre and see for yourself. I’m sure you’ll love them as much as we do at Crosfield House!"

Gary Bastable

Activities Co-ordinator, Crosfield House                    

              

Our clients include: Brunel Care, St Monica Trust, Somerset Care, Hafod Care Association Ltd, Four Seasons Healthcare, Hallmark Healthcare, Meridian Healthcare Ltd, Southern Cross Health Care, Bupa, Craegmoor, Royal British Legion, Barchester Health Care, Care Wales, Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Sage Care Homes, Sanctuary Care, Somerset County Council, Almondsbury Care, Care Village Group, Caring Homes, Abbeyfield, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Carmarthenshire County Council, Kingsdale Group, Gwynedd County Council, Springhill Care, European Care Group, Church View Homes, ELIM Housing Association, E & A Homes Ltd, Cardiff Council, Manchester City Council, as well as private care home owners.