WhatNot Theatre presents Flotsam and Jetsam’s Voyage to the Trash Vortex

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Landlubbers… join us for bottle top treasure, sea shanties and a mischievous giant plastic bag Squid in this hilarious and interactive family show! Legendary Pirates Flotsam and Jetsam are no ordinary buccaneers of folklore; they are the founding members of the PPPI. The Plastic Plundering Pirates Initiative.

Stranded on a desert island with nothing to eat but coconuts they hatch a plan to escape by building a pirate ship constructed from the mass of sea plastic that washes ashore daily. Join us aboard the great Polymer Poseidon; the most pliable pirate ship on the high seas, for adventures and tales of the great storm.

Flotty and Jetty are on a quest to boldly go where no Pirate has gone before…The Great Pacific Trash Vortex. But first they must restock their cargo and need your help. Join their mad-cap shenanigans of all things pirate and plastic.

This performance is best suited for children aged 5 and up, but all families are welcome. Adults go free. Children must be supervised throughout the show.

Doors will open at 13.50. We ask that families arrive promptly to the performance.

WhatNot Theatre are a female-led company specializing in children and family theatre. Developing original productions within inclusive and accessible environments; we gently encourage audience participation, creating the world from our collective imaginations… all with a little sprinkle of magic and a simple cardboard box.


There is step-free, level entry access to the Town Hall is via the entrance closest to Carfax (to the left of the main steps as you face the Town Hall). Inside the Museum, Museum Makers is accessible via a platform lift to the Galleries and then via stairs.

Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to Museum Makers) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum. Please contact the Museum team if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements. Further access information can be found on our website: https://museumofoxford.org/plan-your-visit/access

Please be aware that photographs will be taken at this event for use in marketing. If you (or a member of your group) would prefer not to be photographed, please let a member of staff know during the event.

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