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Critic's choice events in Wimbledon

Skitterbang Island

  • Rated as: 4/5

It’s no exaggeration to say that a lot of adults find opera hard work. Props then to Little Angel and Polka Theatre, who have gone for an even harder audience to please with ‘Skitterbang Island’, an opera aimed at three to eight-year-olds.Of course, this puppet show is about as far from traditional opera as you could get. Phil Porter’s libretto follows a young girl and her uncle who get shipwrecked and separated on a strange island. Marie meets a little frowning monster,

  1. Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway, SW19 1SB
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Sat Aug 16
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Avenue Q

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

What a bunch of Muppets! The most lovable felt creations this side of Kermit and Miss Piggy are back, stopping off at Greenwich Theatre as part of a national tour by Sell a Door Theatre Company.If you saw the West End production of ‘Avenue Q’ before it closed, there are few surprises here – they look and feel incredibly similar – but that’s not faint praise. This slickly produced revival has the same wit and energy that made the original such a hit.This is the

  1. New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway, SW19 1QG
  2. Mon Jul 28 - Sat Aug 30
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Moominsummer Madness

Everyone's favourite Swedish/Finnish cartoon creation the Moomins get a stage outing here courtesy of Phil Porter and the Little Angel Theatre. Tove Jansson's original story is adapted by Porter to bring the weird white bear-type creatures to life as puppets in Moominvalley. This looks like a fun, summer-tinged meta-theatrical affair where the Moomins find a new home - a floating theatre - after Moomin valley is swept away by a flood. Ages 4-8.

  1. Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway, SW19 1SB
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Sat Aug 16
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