The Paper Dolls

A lyrical tale from the award-winning author of The Gruffalo

11 Dec - 5 Jan

New Wimbledon Studio Theatre Ages
3 - 6

A Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre co-production 
Based on the book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Our hit production returns for a limited 4 week run

When a little girl makes a string of paper dolls, she takes them by the hand on a fantastical adventure. Whirling through the home and garden they fly through the air, until they are confronted with some very sharp scissors…

Adapted from the acclaimed picture book created by former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and award-winning illustrator by Rebecca Cobb, The Paper Dolls comes to life with stunning puppetry and original music in Polka Theatre’s much-loved production.

A tale about family bonds and the links between generations…Spellbinding.” –  The Guardian



New Wimbledon Studio Theatre

Click here to book via the ATG website


Please note: This production is not taking place at Polka Theatre, click here for information about our redevelopment



Polka are offering all schools and nurseries an EXCLUSIVE Christmas treat : with every group booking, we are offering 10% off our bespoke show-related school workshops.

Whether you would like a workshop based on making your own paper doll garlands and puppets, or an interactive storytelling session, or both we can explore The Paper Dolls themes of growing up, friendship and the power of using imagination.

Please visit our Schools page for more information.

If you are interested in booking one of our The Paper Dolls workshops, please fill out the School Workshop Application Form or call us on 020 8545 8349.

Proof of group booking purchase is required to access discount : please ensure you are able to send a copy of your ticket confirmation.

For any queries please call us on 020 8545 8349 or email the Creative Learning Department.

Creative Team


Adapted and directed by Peter Glanville
Songs and Music by Julian Butler
Set and Puppet Design by Lyndie Wright