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The Paper Dolls – New Wimbledon Studio Theatre

Wednesday 11th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020

Children’s show The Paper Dolls is coming to New Wimbledon Studio Theatre this Christmas

The Paper Dolls
The Paper Dolls

Photo Credit: Ellie Kurttz

Recommended Ages: 3-6

Based on the book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, The Paper Dolls comes to life on stage with stunning puppetry and original music this hit show is a Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre’s co-production.

The Paper Dolls is adapted and directed by Peter Glanville in a revived co-production with Little Angel Theatre and will be on for a limited 4-week run.

The Paper Dolls is a lyrical tale from the award-winning author of The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson.  Rosie makes a string of paper dolls with her Mum and takes them by the hand on a fantastical adventure.  Whirling through the home and garden they fly through the air dodging the clutches of a toy dinosaur and a snapping oven-glove crocodile until they are confronted with some very sharp scissors!

The Paper Dolls is a touching tale exploring family bonds, sibling rivalry and the links between generations seen through a playful mother and daughter relationship.

Peter Glanville Polka’s Artistic Director says ‘Julia Donaldson’s The Paper Dolls is a celebration of children’s imagination and their conviction when transforming objects into characters and stories.  It has been a pleasure to adapt this story into a production for Polka, using beautiful puppets and gentle evocative music.  We are delighted to be reviving this show for a Christmas run at New Wimbledon Studio Theatre’.

What audiences have said about The Paper Dolls

‘A lovely show for all the family. Once again the puppets and staging are enchanting.’

‘Paper Dolls was captivating! We brought our 18 month old who sat watching and listening for the entire 45 minutes.’

‘Absolutely magical show, lovely puppets and stage set, captivating young and old alike!’

Booking information

Full dates and booking information:

£14.30 ( £13.00 ticket price + £1.30 fee) Child (Under 16)
£12.10 ( £11.00 ticket price + £1.10 fee) Family Ticket Must Book 4 Tickets (Must Include at least Two Children under 16)
£11.55 ( £10.50 ticket price + £1.05 fee) Groups 6+
£13.20 ( £12.00 ticket price + £1.20 fee)

Babies in arms under 12 months go free.

Venue and address

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG

Map location of  Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre


A Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre co-production.
Adapted and directed by Peter Glanville.
Songs and Music by Julian Butler.
Set and Puppet Design by Lyndie Wright.

PR contact and enquiries

Binita Walia.  Email: .   Phone: 07734 507799

About Polka Theatre

Polka is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children.  Based in Wimbledon since 1979, Polka creates world-class theatre to entertain and inspire young audiences.  Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019 with a substantial redevelopment Polka will remain at the forefront of children’s theatre for future generations.  Providing innovative and thought-provoking work for an increasingly culturally diverse young audience, the development will include a new Adventure Theatre specially designed for young children up to age 5.  Polka is a local theatre with an international reputation, known throughout the world as a pioneer of theatre for children, consistently setting the standard and raising audience’s expectations.

About Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories.  Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed.  As well as an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.

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