Your Summer at Polka

July 5, 2018

The summer is hotting up here at Polka Theatre with lots to entertain your little ones, from shows to workshops and summer schools. Don’t forget there’s ice cream in the cafe to cool off, if you want to just pop-in and play with plenty of shade.

On the stages there’s Double Trouble with twins Ruby and Garnet in the adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act. The twins are identical and inseparable – and do absolutely EVERYTHING together. But their lives are about to change. Recently, Dad’s gone a bit weird. He’s been acting strange ever since he started dating that frizzy dizzy Rose. And now he’s only gone and bought a bookshop in the country…

In our Adventure Theatre, we have a small bear who’s off on a big adventure with The Everywhere Bear. Based on the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, this captivating and beautiful new story follows the bear when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure!

Then Jack and the Beanstalk gets the Lyngo Theatre treatment with lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds.

We also have an exciting programme of TAKE PART workshops and Summer Schools for everyone to get involved! Children aged 8 – 14 explore how to create their own unique sound using your body and voice with Make Some Noise. For fans of Jacqueline Wilson, create their very own play inspired by Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act!

For the smaller ones (aged 3 – 5), we have a multi-sensory drama and craft workshop inspired by the beach with Sandy Stories. Then we have 2 exciting opportunities for children to perform on Polka’s Main Stage!

First up we have Musical Puppet Theatre, where they will work with our professional puppeteer and musical director to create their very own show. Followed by our Summer Stage Show, where budding actors can spend a week training and working with a professional theatre director to explore a variety of drama techniques.

We hope to see you at Polka this summer!