This October, go on a fairy tale adventure with a difference in London as the Polka Theatre reopens with RED. This family-friendly show is a promenade performance that will take you around the new building, including the interactive sensory space.
RED will take you on a journey through overgrown forests and perilous bogs on a mission to restore peace to a land overtaken by wolves. It features a mix of visual and physical storytelling, seamlessly integrating Sign Language into the performance.
A wander through the theatre
Set in a harrowing world where the wolves have seized control from Queen Sukotai, Alpha Wolf sits on the throne. Only RED can end the conflict and bring harmony to the land however, they are nowhere to be found. Venturing across swamps and exploring the mystical surroundings, this visual and imaginative journey is a quest to locate RED, while avoiding the dangerous sleeping wolves.
RED is directed by Hannah Quigley (Marvin’s Binoculars, Schools Tour/Unicorn Theatre) and has a creative team made up of Deaf, Disabled and non-Disabled creatives. It brings together Zoë McWhinney (The Two Fridas, Chickenshed/ Handprint Theatre, V&A) in the titular role, along with Ciaran O’Brien (The Story of Guts, Bristol Old Vic) as Alpha Wolf and Bea Webster (The Winter’s Tale, RSC) as The Woodcutter.
Polka Theatre have reopened their doors after a £8.5m Future Polka Capital Campaign to redevelop the building. It features a learning studio, dressing up corner, play den, multi-sensory garden and family-friendly cafe. So, it’s not your usual theatre space.
When: On until 31st October 2021
Where: Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB
£: Tickets cost from £15.50 the show is suitable for ages 6+ years
More info: polkatheatre.com