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Polka Theatre announces 2022 autumn and winter season

Exterior Shot of Polka Theatre © Hufton+Crow
Exterior Shot of Polka Theatre © Hufton+Crow

Polka Theatre has announced its line up of shows for the company’s 2022 autumn/winter season.

Artistic Director Peter Glanville said: “Polka are delighted to present this rich and eclectic season which includes a range of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Puppetry for children aged 0-12yrs.

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“Highlights include BIG DREAMS, our inaugural Early Years Theatre Festival; ‘Crackers’, a hilarious festive farce for all the family by award-winning playwright Charles Way and visits from leading companies including English Touring Opera, Little Angel Theatre and Tangled Feet.”

The newly announced season will open with Little Angel Theatre’s, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (5 –16 October), directed and adapted by Polka Theatre’s Peter Glanville.

Tangled Feet and Half Moon co-produce Butterflies (13 -16 October) directed by Nathan Curry; an uplifting production created as a response to children’s experiences of anxiety.

Soldiers Arts Academy presents Little Manfred; (22 – 30 October) adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s well-loved book by Damian Cruden and Amanda Faber with the cast including serving and veteran military personnel and their family members.

English Touring Opera presents Tutankhamun’s Shoes (19 – 23 October), an interactive opera adventure to Ancient Egypt and the Roaring Twenties, directed by Lysanne Van Overbeek.

Garlic Theatre will present Oldilocks and the 3 Bears (25 – 30 October) directed by Steve Tiplady; a wonderfully funny celebration of the classic story.

Then Greek National Opera and Alternative Stage will present their co-production, Underwater (9 – 20 November), an immersive dance piece for babies that explores the depths of the deep blue sea.

Completing the season are Polka Theatre’s Winter productions. Crackers (19 November – 15 January), a festive family farce, written by award-winning playwright Charles Way and directed by Nicky Allpress – join a family trying to get organised for Christmas alongside some hilariously unusual circumstances.

Finally, Grandad, Me and Teddy Too (2 December – 29 January) written and directed by Sarah Argent, is an enchanting chance to explore the whole world, without having to leave your room.

For more information and tickets, visit polkatheatre.com


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