A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of visiting Polka Theatre for the very first time. Polka Theatre is a professional theatre based in Wimbledon, creating work exclusively for children aged 0 – 13.
Polka Theatre is considered one of the most influential and groundbreaking venues for children’s theatre within the UK and internationally, with a particularly strong reputation for producing new work and work for Early Years audiences.
Polka regularly engages in co-productions and partnerships across the UK and is celebrated for its thriving programme of creative learning and arts access projects. At the moment, you can watch Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Polka Theatre, until 15th February 2014.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a great adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic, directed by Rosamunde Hutt, former Associate Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre. When Alice falls down a mysterious rabbit hole she stumbles upon a magical fantasy world where anything can happen.
Lewis Carroll’s classic characters spring to life in an enchanting show for the whole family, bursting with music, madness and mystery. Take tea with the Mad Hatter, meet the White Rabbit, grin with the Cheshire Cat and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, but whatever you do… don’t lose your head!
I remember growing up watching the movie Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but I’ve never seen it at the theatre before, so we were all looking forward to joining in Wonderland for a gloriously funny tale full of laughter, imagination, original songs and stunning staging. I must admit I never understood fully the story while watching the movie, and I was still confused after the performance, but in my opinion that’s the beauty and magic of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland.
Little man knows the story of Alice in Wonderland, so he was excited to see the pantomime. It runs for approximately 2 hours including an interval and it is suitable for children aged 6 and above, however little man is 4 and half and really enjoyed it. There is also a Watch with Baby performance for younger children.
During the interval, we went downstairs where little man could play. Polka Theatre is a lovely child-friendly place, you can play downstairs and it is all included in the price of the ticket, which is a fraction of West End prices.
Overall, we had a great time at Polka Theatre and the whole family really enjoyed watching Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
For more information, please check http://www.polkatheatre.com/whats-on/alices-adventures-in-wonderland