Thursday, June 30, 2011

Polka Theatre Wimbledon autumn season

23 Sep – 29 Oct 2011
Polka Theatre presents
‘I Have a Dream...’By Levi David Addai
Take a leap into the past in this time-travelling adventure
August 1963, USA: Martin Luther King prepares to deliver a speech that will change the course of American history forever. But Yolanda, his daughter, isn’t happy that her Dad never has time for her.48 years later and Raheem is at home in south London. Life seems so unfair: not only is his mum a teacher at his school, she is now applying for the job of head; this is sure to ruin his reputation! But when Raheem falls asleep, he finds himself transported back to the 60s, face to face with Yolanda King. Their friendship takes them on a journey of discovery across decades and continents in this powerful and inspiring production.
After-show Talk Sat 8 Oct 2pm BSL Interpreted Performance Sat 15 Oct 2pm

The Untold British Civil Rights Movement by Tony Warner
Fri 30 Sep 7.30pm
Tony Warner, Director of 100 Black Men of London, returns to our stage as we celebrate 400 years of Black British Rights Heroes. Tony will illuminate this largely untold history in an interactive presentation using music, videos and imagery. Come and experience this FREE event after watching the 6pm performance of ‘I Have a Dream...’ Contact the Box Office on 020 8543 4888 for more information or to book your place
For ages 7 – 11
Tickets £6 - £12
Main Theatre
Running time approx 1 hour no interval
Usually two performances daily Tuesday – Saturday; please check or call Box Office on 020 8543 4888

19 Oct 2011 – 18 Feb 2012
Polka Theatre presents
The Ugly Duckling Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd
It’s summertime and there’s one egg left to hatch. Crack! Peep! Quack!?? What’s this...? Out tumbles the biggest, strangest duckling you’ve ever seen. Honk! Hiss! Argh! Follow Ugly Duckling through all the sights and sounds of the duckyard, as he waddles, swims and flaps his way into the big, wide world. Lost and lonely, will he ever find where he belongs? This brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is by the director and designer of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the composer of Skitterbang Island. The Ugly Duckling promises to be a playful and tender production, brought to life with delightful music, movement and puppetry.
For ages 1-5 years
Tickets £7-£9
Usually two performances daily Tuesday – Saturday (either a 3-5 year old performance or a specially adapted performance for 1-2 year olds), please check or call Box Office on 020 8543 4888

11 Nov 2011 – 4 Feb 2012
Polka Theatre presents
E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Come and meet the award-winning pig!
Wilbur’s no ordinary farmhouse pig and he’d do anything to avoid ending up on the dinner table. But help arrives from the most unlikely of places... a spider’s web, in the corner of the barn. As Wilbur grows bigger and plumper, his friendship with the tiny spider Charlotte grows too. But how far will she go to save her best friend?
Casting a web of enchantment over children and adults this winter, E.B.White’s classic is brought to life in the best tradition of Polka’s winter shows, with magic, excitement, songs and unforgettable characters. Will Charlotte and Fern the farmer’s daughter be able to save the “terrific” and “radiant” Wilbur? Head to Polka to find out!
BSL Interpreted Performance Sat 3 Dec 2pm
After-show Talk Sat 10 Dec 2.30pm
Autism Friendly Performance Sat 14 Jan 2.30pm
For ages 5-11
Tickets £8 - £16
Usually two performances daily Tuesday – Saturday, please check where you will find further events in the season listed.

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