Journey with us into the wild world…
A girl with no name finds a magical book of spells that conjures up a wild world. Moths appear from nowhere; Owls light up the dark; a Red Fox leads the way down a rabbit hole to a brand-new wonderland. As she journeys on a fantastical adventure like no other, she meets a host of wonderful characters on a quest to find that which was once lost.
A fun, wild and boisterous adventure full of paw-tapping music and dancing, played live on-stage by actor-musicians, The Lost Spells celebrates the magic, power and wonder of nature that could be just outside your window.
Adapted from the bestselling book that has delighted and inspired people of all ages, by writer Robert MacFarlane and artist Jackie Morris.
Relaxed: Sat 22 Apr 11am
Audio Described: Sat 29 Apr 2.30pm
The audio description will delivered via a headset. No changes will be made to the performance itself.
BSL: Sun 30 Apr 2.30pm
Adults & Children: from £10
Concessions: from £10 (65+ and those in receipt of unemployment benefit)
Babe in arms £1 (children under 12 months)
Family of 4 ticket: Save £9***
Groups 8+: £2.50 off** per ticket
Groups 10+: £3 off** per ticket (Groups of 10+ must book via box office)
Selected dates from Wed 19 Apr - Fri 5 May.
Tickets From £10*. For every 10 tickets, get the 11th free.
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Multi-buy offer available! Purchase tickets to any of the applicable shows at the same time and receive 10% off for 2 shows, 15% off for 3 shows or 20% off for 4 or more shows!**
Access tickets can be booked over the phone or via email for all performances. If you want to find out more or inform us of any particular needs, then just get in touch. We’re happy to help. For all access performances information, click here.
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*£2.50 transaction fee applies to phone and online bookings. Delivery fees may apply.
** Valid on Band A and Band B seats only. Offer not valid during previews and can not be used in conjunction with another offer.
***Offer applies at checkout once logged in, Band B only, excluding concessions and excluding preview performances.
Age Suggestion - 6-12 years
Polka Theatre creates a range of productions to be enjoyed by children from 0-12 years. Whilst all children may attend our productions, we feel that this story is best suited to the suggested audience. This may be due to the themes or presentation style. We encourage you to consider this when booking tickets. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult while attending a performance.
Based on the book by Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris
Music & Lyrics by Mary Erskine & Will Dollard
Book by Matt Borgatti
Featuring original writing by Robert MacFarlane
Directed by Andy Barry
Design by Hannah Sibai
Lighting Design by Sherry Coenen
Movement Direction by Danielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe
Illusion Design by John Bulleid
Puppet Design & Making by Amber Donovan Kahn
Band Leader Toby De Salis
Show Artwork Illustrations by Jackie Morris
Show Artwork Designed by Rebecca Pitt
Alex Wingfield - Fox
Toby De Salis - Hare
Paula James - Jackdaw
Miriam Nyarko - Jay
Lucy Yates - Woodpecker
A Goblin, Watford Palace Theatre, Polka Theatre and Theatre by the Lake production
If you have any concerns or queries about your visit, please get in touch with us on 020 8543 4888 or send us an email at [email protected].
+ £2.50 fee*
- Age range 6-12 yrs
- 13th Apr - 7th May
- Start time Varied
- Duration 90 mins
- Location Polka's Main Theatre
- Date 22/04/2023
- Time 11:00 am
- Date 29/04/2023
- Time 2:30 pm
- Date 30/04/2023
- Time 2:30 pm
View the BSL trailer here
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