In the Winter Wood

Come and snuggle down for tales full of bravery and friendship

29 Nov - 17 Feb

Adventure Theatre Ages
3 - 6

A Polka Theatre and Apples and Snakes production

Come and snuggle down in our Adventure Theatre for tales full of bravery and friendship. In the Winter Wood is a newly devised, interactive story inspired by winter stories from around the world, created by storyteller Jan Blake.

When Pig and Goat discover they’re being fattened up for a winter feast, they decide to run away to find a little house in the winter woods, where they can live happily together. Along their journey they meet Goose, Hare and Cockerel, who offer their special skills to help build their new home.

Running time approx. 45 minutes (no interval)


Cast & Creative

Deviser & Storyteller Jan Blake
Designer Matthew Edwards
Composer & Sound Designer Silver Sepp
Lighting Designer Clancy Flynn
Storyteller Laura Sampson (for select dates)

Inspired by stories passed on by  Ashley Ramsden (Little Possum) ,  Godfrey Duncan Tuup (Baobab’) and Lise Marie Nedergaard (Hey Little Cat).


‘There [is] a definite stories-around-a-campfire feel to this show… my kids were absolutely entranced with her [Blake’s] performance’  
Culture Whisper

‘Gripping and generous storytelling…this show really has something for everyone’    
SW Londoner

‘Intimate and lively piece of storytelling that leaves us feeling warm, fuzzy and wanting more.’
Children’s Theatre Reviews

‘Blake’s warm personality lights up the room and the excitement on little ones’ faces is impossible to conceal’
Curious Mum



We are committed to making Polka accessible to everyone. We are offering the following access performances for In the Winter Wood :

Integrated BSL Performance Sat 19 Jan, 11.05am

For more information about access at Polka click here

Ticket Prices

Adults & Children £12.50 | Concessions* £9 | Previews £9
£1.50 transaction charge per booking

Schools: Tickets £9 | Previews £7.50  one free teacher/adult ticket for every 10 student tickets

*Concession rates are available to recipients of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Jobseekers Allowance. To book a concession ticket please call the Box Office on 020 8543 4888 (proof of status may be required)


Age Policy

Recommended for Ages 3 – 6

Click to read our Age Policy

Dates & Times

Please select your preferred date and performance: