The paper dolls

When a little girl makes a string of paper dolls, she takes them by the hand on a fantastical adventure. A lyrical tale from the award-winning author of The Gruffalo.
Polka Theatre taken from the street in front of building.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015


Genre: Kids/ family
Venue: Polka Theatre
Started: Wednesday 30 November -0001
Running time:0 hrs 45 mins
Age suitability: 3 - 6


Lovingly adapted from the best-selling book by former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Rebecca Cobb, this gentle story about childhood, memory and the power of imagination fills the Adventure Theatre with stunning puppetry and beautiful original music.


When a little girl makes a string of paper dolls, she takes them by the hand on a fantastical adventure. Whirling through their home and garden they fly through the air, dodging the clutches of a toy dinosaur, a snapping oven-glove crocodile and a very real pair of scissors.

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Postal address:
240 The Broadway
London SW19 1SB

Box office tel: 020 8543 4888

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Show date

Wednesday 30 November -0001

Performance days & times

No evening performances

Various - check schedule for details.


£12 - adults and children


£9 (call Box Office on 020 8543 4888 for those registered unemployed or receiving benefits, includes Pension Credits). 

£9 - Schools, plus one free teacher/adult ticket for every 10 students.

Other group discounts available.

Access information

Toddler Performance

For ages 1‑2 with a running time of 30 minutes. Check theatre website for details.

Relaxed Performance

Sun 17 Jan, 11‑05am

BSL Performance

Sun 17 Jan, 2‑35pm


Author: Book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, adapted by Peter Glanville
Composer: Julian Butler
Director: Peter Glanville
Set designer: Lyndie Wright (and puppet design)

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