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7 -11 years

Polka Theatre presents


23 Sep - 29 Oct 11

‘I Have a

Dream...’ By Levi David Addai

A celebration of Black History Month Tickets: 020 8543 4888 /

August 1963, USA: Martin Luther King prepares to deliver a speech that changes the course of American history. But one person’s not happy – his young daughter, Yolanda. 48 years later, and Raheem is at home in south London. Life seems so unfair: not only is his mum a teacher at his school, she is now applying to fulfil her dream of becoming the head; this will ruin his reputation! But when Raheem falls asleep, he finds himself back in the 1960s, face to face with Yolanda King. Her father also has a dream. His dream is simple: that one day, “…little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls…” Coinciding with Black History Month, and using one of the most powerful speeches in history, Polka will celebrate Martin Luther King and his legacy. Schools Tickets £8 One free teacher with every 10 students

Speak Up! Find your voice and speak your mind in ways you never expected. A FREE 30 minute workshop for students and teachers to enjoy as part of every show.

Free Teachers Resource Pack A resource pack for the show will be available from the beginning of September, with materials to support your trip at whats-on/i-have-a-dream

Performance Diary September Fr 23 Sa 24 2.00 Tu 27 We 28 Th 29 Fr 30 6.00 October Sa 1 2.00 Tu 4 We 5 Th 6 Fr 7 Sa 8 2.00 Tu 11 We 12 Th 13 Fr 14 Sa 15 2.00 Tu 18 We 19 Th 20 5.00 Fr 21 Sa 22 2.00 Tu 25 2.00 We 26 2.00 Th 27 11.00 /2.00 Fr 28 2.00 Sa 29 2.00

Diary Key

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Here are just a few examples of how ‘I have a Dream…’ can be related to the curriculum… KS2 History pupils can be encouraged to: • Identify and describe reasons for, and results of, historical events, situations and changes in the periods studied.

KS2 English & Drama pupils can be encouraged to: • Identify features of language used for a specific purpose (e.g. to persuade, instruct or entertain). KS2 PSHE & Citizenship pupils can be encouraged to: • Realise the consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviours, such as bullying and racism.

Main Theatre Running Time : Approx 90 minutes includes Speak Up!

Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB Registered charity (no. 256979) Design: Eureka! Print: PPS Fine Print

Merton schools half term

... that one day... little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls...

Preview Performance Schools Performance After-show Talk BSL Interpreted Perfomance Twilight Schools Show Watch With Baby Show

Schools shows normally start at 10.30am and 2pm

Schools Twilight Performances Now Available! Due to demand, we are pleased to announce that there is a schools twilight show for ‘I Have a Dream…’ on Thu 20 Oct, 5pm. The opportunity to see a show out of school hours is now possible!

'I Have a Dream...' Schools Leaflet  

Polka are delighted to be celebrating Black History Month with their production of 'I Have a Dream...'

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