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1 Oct - 6 Nov 10 Polka Theatre and Unlimited Theatre present

By Clare Duffy, Jon Spooner & Chris Thorpe Written in consultation with Dr Gail Iles and Dr Andy Newsam

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Tickets: 020 8543 4888 /



Performance Diary October

Fun, fast-paced and packed with emotion, Unlimited Theatre’s new show is based on the real science of planned Mars missions. Join Gail and Stephan as they defy gravity and go further through the solar system than we’ve ever been before. Ever wondered if you have what it takes? Come and experience all the excitement, danger and discovery of the next giant leap into space… Tickets: Weekends £12 Weekdays £10 Polka Priority £10/£8 Schools £8 Concessions £8 Previews £6 Group bookings – buy 10 tickets get 11th free

Meet the space scientists! Fri 8 Oct Come and see Mission to Mars and join real-life Dr Gail Iles (on whom the character Gail is based) and Dr Andy Newsam for a FREE after-show talk as they discuss what it’s really like training for a mission into space.

Space Camp Digital Space Launch Wed 27 Oct • 10am - 4pm • 7-11 yrs Go on a Mission to Mars by creating your own short film using stop motion animation. £35

Mission to Mars Workshop Thu 28 Oct • 10am -12noon • 7- 9 yrs Build your own spaceship in this interactive drama and craft session inspired by the show. £15

Tue 26, Thu 28, Fri 29 & Sat 30 Oct • 3.15pm Find out if you’ve got what it takes to be the best of the best. Stay behind after the show and play our free game where you get to train as astronauts from the Polka Space Agency. Bonus points for anyone coming dressed for space travel.

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Diary Key Schools Performance Preview Performance After-Show Talk Watch With Baby Show BSL Interpreted Perfomance

Please note that children under the specified age will not be admitted

Children must be accompanied by an adult and places must be pre-booked.

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

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Main Theatre Running Time: Approx 75 mins (no interval)


Merton half term

It’s 2035, and we’re ready to send the first human beings to Mars. Gail and Stephan have been selected from thousands, and are ready to launch. Their four friends and colleagues are following close behind. We want you to come with them.

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The Equitable Charitable Trust

Mission to Mars  
Mission to Mars  

Join us at Polka for the adventure of a lifetime! Come along and experience all the danger, excitement and discovery of the next giant leap...