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Autumn Winter Season 2013 - 2014
The world’s friendliest Gorilla will be swinging into Polka Theatre this Autumn/Winter Season. Based on the award-winning picture book by former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne, Polka Theatre presents the world-premiere of Gorilla. Part of the Family Arts Festival.
One of the most beloved stories of all time, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland comes alive for a new generation as we take a fresh look at Lewis Carroll’s gloriously funny children’s classic.
Experience three exciting new adventures - from a cutting edge new show about climate change, The Planet and Stuff to a journey down the rabbit hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and a moonlit adventure in Gorilla.
General Polka Stories
As part of the year-long initiative, theatre maker Daniel Bye has become Philosopher in Residence at the local Pelham Primary School in Merton and will be working with a range of children to inform a new Polka theatre production for young people.
Jonathan Lloyd, Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, leaves the local Wimbledon organisation after 7 years in post to take up a new role as Artistic Director/ Chief Executive of Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.
Polka Theatre’s imaginative Road Safety Theatre in Education programme for school children aged 6 – 11 shows no sign of slowing down. Entitled Arrive Alive and Around the Corner, the interactive performances will tour schools in Merton and, for the first time, other London boroughs including Hounslow, from 25 February.
Teachers and pupils work with theatre professionals to create new work in London, York, Plymouth.
Polka Theatre has recruited six teachers from Bond Primary, Hillcross Primary and Merton Park Primary (Merton), Chesterton (Wandsworth), Vauxhall Primary (Lambeth) and Rotherhithe Primary (Southwark) who will be attending the retreat weekend from 16 – 17 February 2013 in Yorkshire.
Press images are also available for all Main House and Adventure Theatre Polka shows, please contact Dawn.