Spring and summer season for 2012
With the world coming to London this summer, Polka has prepared a new season of shows, free events and workshops fit for a gold medal! There’s much to celebrate in the coming months and with brand new shows and a returning best-seller, Polka have made sure that the South London venue is the place to be.
Before everything becomes about sport, Polka is excited to be bringing a classic novel by the masterful storyteller and author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo to the stage with their production, Twist of Gold. With traditional live music, dance and a typically terrific story by Morpurgo, this adaptation will transport audiences from Ireland to America in a story of friendship and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
There’s more music to come in June as Polka gears up for the Olympic celebrations with Run! A Sports Day Musical. This new show by Lisa Evans will feature music by Polka favourite Julian Butler and is set to be a fun, heart-warming tale of four friends as they compete in their own race to win the gold medal. Directed by Adam Penford, fresh from recent productions at The National Theatre (Director of Island, Associate Director of One Man, Two Guvnors) this is the perfect summer show for 7-11 years.
Accompanying Polka’s Olympic celebrations is the final year of their popular story-writing competition, Writing the World. Specifically aimed at children of primary school age, acclaimed author Floella Benjamin will join young writers as they use London as inspiration for their own short stories.