The Paper Dolls Returns!

June 19, 2019

Polka Theatre is thrilled to announce that its hit production of The Paper Dolls will be coming to the New Wimbledon Theatre Studio this winter for a limited 4 week run.


Based on 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 co-production with Little Angel Theatre.

The production will play at Polka’s temporary residence New Wimbledon Theatre Studio, Wednesday 11th December 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020. 

Artistic Director of Polka and Adapter/Director of The Paper Dolls,  Peter Glanville says:

‘Julian Donaldson’s  The Paper Dolls  is a celebration of children’s imagination and their conviction when transforming objects into characters and stories. It has been a pleasure to adapt this story into a production for Polka, using beautiful puppets and gentle evocative music. We are delighted to be reviving this show for a run at New Wimbledon Theatre’.

About the Show

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, dodging the clutches of a toy dinosaur, a snapping oven-glove crocodile and a very real boy with very real scissors…

Suitable for ages 3-6, this  lyrical  tale from the award-winning author of The Gruffalo   explores family, friendship and loss.

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


New Wimbledon Theatre Studio
11th December 2019 –  5th January 2020