Polka News! New SS18 Season Announced

November 29, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce our new 2018 season. The new season comprises both new Polka productions and visiting work as well as classes and workshops, celebrating some of the greatest living writers for children.

On the Main Stage, the season opens with an adaptation of Michael Rosen’s classic poem – Chocolate Cake. This new musical version adapted by Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr runs from 23 March to 13 May.

This is followed by a revival of a ‘Polka Classic’ – Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act which premiered at Polka in 2003 and returns next year following a UK tour. Adapted and directed by Vicky Ireland MBE this gripping story opens on 15 June and runs until 5 August.

For younger children, the Adventure Theatre will house an extraordinary puppetry adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s book The Everywhere Bear, and This is my Bed, a unique collaboration with English Touring Opera.

In addition, Techtopia, a festival of digital delights will open on 24 May until 3 June, exploring how technology shapes our lives and thinking.

Polka’s new season proudly celebrates some of the greatest living writers for children as well as Techotpia a stunning new digital Festival and a unique new collaboration with English Touring Opera.” – Peter Glanville

For further information and to see the full season you can view the brochure here.