The Machine Gunners at Polka Theatre – Autism Friendly Performance

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    HelloJust to let you know that our next Autism Friendly Performance at Polka Theatre, Wimbledon is going to be for the show The Machine Gunners on Saturday 19 March at 11am.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 show.....The Machine GunnersBased on the novel by Robert Westall It's 1940, and Britain is at war.  Young Chas McGill has the second best collection of war souvenirs in town but desperately wants it to be the best.  One day, he stumbles across a shot-down German bomber and snatches the ultimate souvenir to add to his collection: a machine gun.Amidst the bombs and air raids, Chas and his friends plan their own war effort in their newly built bunker.  Friendships are forged and loyalties tested, in the adventure of a lifetime...The show is suitable for 9 - 13 year olds and adults too!The performance duration is 2hrs 10 minutes (including interval).Tickets: £12 / £8 (concessions), plus complimentary tickets for carers.If you need any more information or wish to book then please call the Box Office at 020 8543 4888 or visit We hope that you will be able to join us and enjoy the show.ThanksThe Polka Theatre Team p.s. We would welcome any feedback if you come along to see this show - so do let us know what you thought.

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