Charlotte’s Web and Two More Autism Friendly and BSL Performances at Polka

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    HelloJust to let you know that our next Autism Friendly Performances at Polka Theatre, Wimbledon are going to be for the shows Charlotte’s Web on Saturday 14 January 2.30 pm and Twist of Gold on Saturday 17 March 5.30pm. There will also be a BSL Interpreted Performances of ‘I Have a Dream…’ on Saturday 15 October at 2pm, Charlotte’s Web on Saturday 3 December at 2pm and Twist of Gold on Saturday 3 March at  2pm.Polka’s Autism friendly performances are specifically aimed to appeal to families with children who are on the autistic spectrum or who have sensory sensitivities.We have adapted the show slightly by having lower capacity, unreserved seating so that you can have the seat of your choice. The sound will be at a lower volume and the lights will be dimmed rather than a completely dark auditorium. During the show there is a designated "chill out" area that can be used at any time. Available on our website is a 360 degree tour of the theatre as well as photos of all of our spaces at Polka to also better prepare you for your visit.A little bit of blurb about the shows.....23 Sep – 29 Oct 2011Polka Theatre presents ‘I Have a Dream...’By Levi David AddaiTake a leap into the past in this time-travelling adventureAugust 1963, USA: Martin Luther King prepares to deliver a speech that will change the course of American history forever. But Yolanda, his daughter, isn’t happy that her Dad never has time for her.48 years later and Raheem is at home in south London. Life seems so unfair: not only is his mum a teacher at his school, she is now applying for the job of head; this is sure to ruin his reputation!But when Raheem falls asleep, he finds himself transported back to the 60s, face to face with Yolanda King. Their friendship takes them on a journey of discovery across decades and continents in this powerful and inspiring production.For ages 7 – 11 and adults too!Tickets £6 - £12Main TheatreRunning time approx 1 hour no intervalUsually two performances daily Tuesday – Saturday; please check our website http://www.polkatheatre.com or call Box Office on 020 8543 488811 Nov 2011 – 4 Feb 2012Polka Theatre presentsE.B. White’sCharlotte’s WebAdapted by Joseph RobinetteCome and meet the award-winning pig!Wilbur’s no ordinary farmhouse pig and he’d do anything to avoid ending up on the dinner table.But help arrives from the most unlikely of places... a spider’s web, in the corner of the barn. As Wilbur grows bigger and plumper, his friendship with the tiny spider Charlotte grows too. But how far will she go to save her best friend?Casting a web of enchantment over children and adults this winter, E.B.White’s classic is brought to life in the best tradition of Polka’s winter shows, with magic, excitement, songs and unforgettable characters. Will Charlotte and Fern the farmer’s daughter be able to save the “terrific” and “radiant” Wilbur? Head to Polka to find out!“Find the animal in the human, and the human in the animal, in a thoroughly entertaining way”The Sunday TimesFor ages 5-11 and adults too!Tickets £8 - £16Usually two performances daily Tuesday – Saturday, please check our website http://www.polkatheatre.com or call Box Office on 020 8543 488816 Feb – 21 April 2012Polka Theatre presentsMichael Morpurgo’sTwist of GoldAdapted by Simon ReadeWith famine gripping Ireland, Sean and Annie have just one chance of survival – they must find their father. Leaving their dying mother behind, they travel across rough seas to America. With only the gold torc that Annie wears as a necklace to protect them, they embark on a long and dangerous journey.But will they ever be reunited with their family? Join us for an epic adventure as Polka brings to life a classic novel by the masterful storyteller and author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.For ages 9-13 years and adults too!Tickets £6-£12Usually two performances daily Tuesday – Saturday, please check our website http://www.polkatheatre.com or call Box Office on 020 8543 4888We hope that you will be able to join us soon.ThanksThe Polka Theatre Team p.s. We would welcome any feedback if you come along to see any of our shows - so do let us know what you thought.

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