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+44 (0)20 8543 4888
Polka Theatre
240 The Broadway
London SW19 1SB
Polka is a registered
charity no. 256979
Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play
4- 7 years

25 Apr - 15 Aug 2013


2014-15: Polka's production of Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play is now ON TOUR! Click here for tour dates and more info


Don't miss everyone's favourite brother and sister who are back onstage with their brand new show based on the much-loved BBC series and characters created by Lauren Child. 

Enter a magical journey through the seasons, as Charlie and Lola discover that everything is different and not the same. What will happen when Lola and her best friend Lotta absolutely promise to look after Sizzles the dog? And follow Charlie and his best friend Marv on a Pirate Squidbones adventure!

Playful, funny and full of surprises, this extremely new play about friendship and adventures is a treat for everyone, with a magical mix of puppets, music and live action.

See what it's like behind the scenes and read the Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play rehearsal diaries here!

Main Theatre

Running Time 1 hour 15 minutes inc. interval

£16 | Concessions £11 | Schools Tickets £11
(£1.50 transaction charge per booking)

For school bookings please call the Box Office on 020 8543 4888.

Children under 4 will only be admitted to Watch With Baby shows (see booking schedule for dates and times). Please refer to our age guidance policy

Concessions are available for those registered unemployed or receiving benefits (includes Pension Credits).

£10 Saver Shows: 4 May 12.30pm, 29 May 11am (Watch with Baby show), 23 Jun 3.30pm, 1 Aug 2.30pm (Watch with Baby show), 13 Aug 11am

After-show talk: Sat 11 May, 2pm

Integrated Sign Language Performance: Sat 25 May, 2pm 

Download the Integrated Sign Language performance pack here.

Charlie and Lola workshops!

We have a whole array of Charlie and Lola themed workshops taking part from April - August. Check out our Take Part page for more information.

Have lunch at The Lawn Bistro and support Polka!

The Lawn Bistro is running a promotion -  an optional £1 will be added to each table bill in support of Polka's charitable work with local children. From now until June 2014 every donation Polka receives will be matched £1 for £1 by Arts Council England thanks to Polka’s Catalyst Arts Award. 

PLUS Kids lunch for FREE

Present your Polka ticket to Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play at The Lawn Bistro, Wimbledon Village to enjoy a free lunch for under 7s dining with an adult. One free kids’ lunch per ticket. Offer valid Until 17 Aug.  


The Lawn Bistro will be taking
part in a Polka Theatre donation

scheme with an optional one

pound on the bill going to the

theatre. As Ollie was keen to point

out, from now until June 2014,

every donation will be matched

£1 for £1 by Arts Council England

thanks to the Polka’s Catalyst Arts


Polka Theatre and BBC Worldwide present Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play

Created from the characters by Lauren Child and adapted for stage by Jonathan Lloyd

Charlie and Lola TM ® and © Lauren Child 2005. Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC logo TM & © BBC 1996.

"It's a delightful interpretation of the books, featuring puppets and a great deal of imagination."

Kate Carter, The Guardian


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I like Charlie and Lola because they make me happy and smile all the time
13 August 14
My 23 month old grandson was transfixed throughout the show and burst into tears when he realised th...
19 June 13
12 May 13
Great Set, Great Puppetry, well directed show! Thanks Polka
Andy Lee
8 May 13
Great. The kids loved the last one, I am sure that they will love this one just as much!
10 April 13
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