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The Wind in the Willows
9 Nov – 14 Feb: Polka Theatre

9 November, 2018 8:00 am - 14 February, 2019 5:00 pm

The Wind in the Willows comes to Wimbledon's Polka Theatre! When Mole abandons spring cleaning for the delights of the riverbank, he has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. With Toad’s obsession for all things fast causing chaos (poop, poop!), it falls upon his friends Ratty, Mole and wise old Badger to save him. But that means coming face to face with the ferrets and weasels of the Wild Wood… In this delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery, this…

In the Winter Wood
29 Nov – 17 Feb: Polka Theatre

29 November, 2018 8:00 am - 17 February, 2019 5:00 pm

Enjoy this magical show at Polka Theatre... Come and snuggle down in our Adventure Theatre for tales full of bravery and friendship. When Pig and Goat discover they’re being fattened up for a winter feast, they decide to run away to find a little house in the winter woods, where they can live happily together. Along their journey they meet Goose, Hare and Cockerel, who offer their special skills to help build their new home. For tickets and details click here 

Polka Youth Theatre
10 Jan – 7 Feb, Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm

10 January 4:30 pm - 7 February 6:30 pm

A unique opportunity to get expert drama training and develop new performance skills, for everyone aged 9 – 14 who enjoys theatre and performance. Work with leading theatre professionals Devise and create a piece of original theatre to perform each week Perform on Polka’s Main Stage every year Learn new performance skills Explore drama techniques used by professional actors Receive free tickets to selected Polka Theatre productions No need to audition, just book and come along Every Thursday, 4.30pm-6.30pm Price:…

Creative Explorers (Reception)
11 January – 8 February

11 January 4:00 pm - 8 February 5:00 pm

Use imaginative play, movement, games and stories for Ages 4-5 These weekly 45 minute sessions delivered by one of Polka’s experienced workshop leaders will focus on using imaginative play, movement, games and stories to develop communication and social skills, build confidence and encourage self-expression. Please remember! To wear appropriate clothing Parents/ carers are not admitted to the sessions, apart from the final sharing Every Friday, 4.00 – 4.45pm  Price: £38 per term Ticket valid for one child only Ages 4 – 5 (Reception)…

London – Paris – Roam!
24 January, 7.45pm

24 January 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

She's jived in Japan, indulged in Italy, feasted in France… and suddenly woken up to find she's now a woman of a certain age. When you have to sit down to put your tights on, it's obviously time to take stock. So what's the next move, Sarah? Gay Paree has been magnifique but maybe it's time for a change? In this funny and moving account of her globetrotting life so far, Sarah Tullamore is packing her bags, waving Au Revoir and singing…

Merton Live!
26 January 2019, 10am – 5pm

26 January 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wimbledon Guild, the local charity that supports people across Merton, and New Wimbledon  Theatre are holding a brand-new community event on Saturday 26 January from 10am-5pm to  celebrate local talent in Merton.   Merton Live! will showcase a fantastic line-up of local bands, dance, drama and gymnastics groups  with performances throughout the day at one of London’s biggest theatres. In addition, the theatre  will be throwing open its doors for ticket-holders to explore this historic building with backstage tours and…

Kids’n’Sushi (6-12yrs)
26 January, 10am – 11am

26 January 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The kids are greeted into the Sticks'n'Sushi world and get a taster of making their own sushi rolls and nigiri, all followed by taking home some of their hand made treats and a little goody bag. There is a maximum of 18 children per group so each child can have enough attention (minimum is 6 children). Cost: £30 Venue: Sticks'n'Sushi 58 Wimbledon Hill Rd London SW19 7PA020 3141 8800  Sticks'n'Sushi Wimbledon also arrange both birthday parties and private group sushi…

The Johnny Cash Roadshow
30 January, 7.30pm

30 January 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Johnny Cash Roadshow is simply the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today. Award winning front man, Clive John, dedicates this year to a 50th anniversary tour of the legendary San Quentin State Prison recordings mixed with all the hits and favourite songs that we all know and love. Why go and see it? The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family. The biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world…

Pete Firman: Marvels
1 – 2 February, 7.45pm

1 February 7:30 pm - 2 February 9:00 pm

Pete Firman is one of the UK's most popular magicians and he's back on the road with his astonishing new show Marvels. You've seen him on television, now experience his jaw-dropping magic live on stage! 'The UK's leading comedy magician' Time Out 'A spellbinding mix of comedy and magic’ The List Please note: Strictly ages 14+ Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed. Book now

Anti Scam event
2 February – Everyday Church

2 February 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Merton Safer Neighbourhood Board is presenting on how to avoid Scams. A presentation on Credit Card, Phone, Cash machine, Doorstep deliveries and online protection. On Saturday 2nd February 10am - 1pm (doors open at 9.30am) there will be expert advice from Trading Standards, Age UK, Financial services, Victim support, MASCOT, Citizens Advice and Neighbourhood Watch. (Refreshments will be available during the interval). For further details, please contact saferneighbourhoodboard@merton.gov.uk. This event is supported by Morrisons supermarket and in partnership with Love…

Russian State Ballet of Siberia Nutcracker: 2 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

2 February 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve.  As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through…

Avenue Q
5 – 9 February, various times

5 February 7:30 pm - 9 February 9:30 pm

GUESS Qs BACK! Fantasies come true - the hilarious and multi-award winning Avenue Q is back! Following a smash-hit run in 2014-2015, the fur-lariously laugh-out-loud musical is back by popular demand. Catch-up with all your favourite (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for….nevermind. Missed all the fuzz last…

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