Polka Theatre announces the launch of Cerrie Burnell’s book Wilder Than Midnight on 28 May 1.15pm, completing their summer half term programme.
Throughout the half term week Polka will also be running performances of New International Encounter’s laughter-filled retelling of Snow White directed by Alex Byrne and Peter Glanville’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s much-loved book, The Paper Dolls.
Alongside its core programme are workshops Mirror Mirror on the Wall!, an exciting drama and physical theatre workshop, Model-box Making Workshop for all budding set designers, and finally Royal Rhyme Time!, an imaginative storytelling workshop following Polka Theatre’s run of The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Polka Theatre is the perfect place to visit this half term, with a programme that has been carefully designed to produce an active and fun experience that inspires children and the local community.
Polka Theatre offers a full day experience that gives children the chance to take part in the arts, have fun, and build on their imagination. The building includes a spacious café, outdoor and indoor play areas, a book corner – with lots of comfy places to sit, a shop to buy the perfect souvenir, and of course, two theatres. It is a venue that is dedicated to giving children a limitless creative experience and a great family day out – it is both a centre for play and a world-class theatre facility.
Cerrie Burnell will be launching her book Wilder Than Midnight at Polka Theatre where she will be doing a free reading session. After the reading, Wilder Than Midnight will be on sale for those who would like a signed copy.
Wilder than Midnight is a bold and evocative adventure centred around sisterhood and the power of myths and storytelling, perfect for middle grade readers aged 9 and above. Set deep in an enchanted forest, the atmospheric story offers a fresh spin on classic fairy tales and is perfect for fans of Kiran Millwood-Hargrave and Sophie Anderson. Featuring an empowered heroine inspired by Cerrie’s own experiences of limb difference, the book also celebrates individuality and found family. Silverthorne is a place of secrets. A forest of twisting paths and tangled thorns. A castle with locked towers and whispers of tragedy. A village trapped between terrors known and unknown. But something is stirring in the leaves . . .