One of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children has announced details of shows for this spring half term.
From the world premiere of Tidy, to joyful and accessible dance with Remarkable Rhythm, as well as a host of workshops, and free play spaces, Polka Theatre in southwest London is the place for the whole family this half term break.
Remarkable Rhythm is a dance theatre show for young people aged 7-12 and their families, running from February 14 - 18. Through music, movement, and mishap, two young people experience the difficulty and joy in connecting with those unlike themselves.
With integrated audio description by the two dancers, this show is accessible to audiences who are blind or partially sighted, also with a visually clear storyline so D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences can enjoy every show.
Tidy, based on the much-loved children’s book by author and illustrator Emily Gravett, will play February 10 to March 24. This gentle but cautionary tale is about the value of the world around us and what happens if we don’t look after it.
Recommended for children from three to seven years old, Tidy features beautiful puppets, original music and a touch of silliness.
Performances include BSL (March 10), audio described with touch tour (March 16) and captioned (March 2).
Alongside these shows are a variety of child only or family workshops and classes to get involved in. Learn rhythmic steps to the beats of Remarkable Rhythm in Clap, Sway and Dance on February 16, or come on a storytelling adventure where little ones learn how to tidy up after play whilst humming and jigging along to music from Tidy, in Let’s Play and Tidy on February 13.
Polka Theatre is committed to making its shows accessible and inclusive to everyone. Its website uses Recite Me – an accessibility tool allowing you to customise the website in a way that works for you. Go to https://polkatheatre.com/access-and-support/ for more details.