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The Princess And The Pea

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About the Show Less...

Polka theatre's quirky adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Read More >

Once upon a stormy night, while the wind and the rain were howling outside, the Royals were all tucked up warm in bed. Suddenly there came a knock at the door and a very wet, very untidy girl was brought inside.

The Princess And The Pea is a playful and comic story of a prince in search of a real princess, a clever queen, a girl who is not as she first appears, a tower of matresses and of course a tiny pea. 

Polka theatre’s quirky adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale is played out among sheets and blankets with puppets, objects and dreamlike projections.

The Princess And The Pea is suitable for ages 2-5


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 22/10/2009

Closing Night: 01/11/2009

Running time: 45mins

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Cast & Creative


Producer - Banyan theatre and Polka theatre

Designer - Joy Haynes & Anna Ekholm

Music By - Julian Butler

About Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ

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