The Paper Dolls - New Wolsey Theatre

The Paper Dolls

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Presented by Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre.

From the award-winning author of The Gruffalo

When a little girl cuts out a string of paper dolls she takes them by the hand and together they go on a fantastical adventure whirling through their home and garden. Ticky, Tacky, Jackie the Backie, Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow fly through time and tear across worlds of fun and excitement. They face the jurassic clutches of a toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, and then a very real boy with very real scissors threatens to snip their adventure short…

Adapted from the acclaimed book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, this magical tale is brought to life through puppetry and music. This is a new co-production between Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre; reigniting an inspiring creative partnership between Peter Glanville and Lyndie Wright who last worked together to produce Macbeth and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Suitable for ages 3 to 7. Our Studio Theatre seating is unreserved. All five rows in the theatre offers excellent views in the heart of the action so you choose your seats on arrival.

This play is based on the original book The Paper Dolls
Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books © 2013

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Wow, what a fantastic show! We visited as a group with 8 children ranging from 2-9 years. The younger children loved it and the older ones really enjoyed the technical side too. Such a polished, fun and clever puppet show. Thank you all so much!


Thank you for such a special theatre experience this morning. All 4 of my children (Aged 1, 3, 5 and 7) Loved it and have been talking about it non stop since! An afternoon of paper doll making and we have read the book numerous times before bed! 45min of non stop smiles and laughter. Thank you


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