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The Tinderbox at Polka theatre

The Tinderbox

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

The story of a soldier's remarkable roller-coaster adventure, told through a mixture of puppetry, animation and performance. Read More >

A roguish soldier acquires a tinderbox, which gives him the power to magically summon three extraordinary dogs. The dogs bring him riches beyond his wildest dreams, but his fortunes quickly take a turn for the worse.

Watch the soldier’s remarkable roller-coaster adventure reach dizzy heights and plunge dark depths.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 22/03/2013

Closing Night: 23/03/2013

Running time: 50 mins

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Cast & Creative


Producer - Norwich Puppet Theatre

About Polka Theatre

240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB

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