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+44 (0)20 8543 4888
Polka Theatre
240 The Broadway
London SW19 1SB
Polka is a registered
charity no. 256979
Why The Lion Danced
5 - 11 years

20 Feb - 2 Mar 2013

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'Delightful entertainment' British Theatre Guide

Deep in the mountains of ancient China, every thirteenth moon the dreaded monster Nian pays a visit to the village. The villagers must protect themselves but which animal can save them? Come and help scare the monster away. Join young Tom and his family as they prepare for New Year's Eve and discover the story behind the Lion Dance.

All the excitement, colour and sounds of the Chinese New Year are brought to you in this inventive production. Featuring live music, song and dance presented by Yellow Earth, the award-winning British East Asian Theatre Company.

Download your FREE Lion Mask to colour in here! 

Main Theatre

Running Time Approx 50 minutes with no Interval


£12 | Previews £8 | Concessions £8 | Schools Tickets £8

Access Tickets (with free carer) £8

Watch with Baby Show: 21 Feb, 11am

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

Concessions are available for those registered unemployed or recieving benefits (including Pension Credits).


Yellow Earth present Why The Lion Danced 


Written by Carey English

"Outstanding! Fantastic. Perfect for adults and children, informative, lively. Best production I have ever taken my kids to"

Audience Member, Hammersmith


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