Handa’s Surprise

Event date
A girl holding a toy snake in the direction of a girl sitting on the floor playing an instrument.
Event Description
Wednesday 22 May – Sunday 23 June

Recommended for ages 2-5

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking seven delicious fruits as a surprise – but seven different animals have seven very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production with audience participation. Come and share in the magical tangerine surprise!

Handa’s Surprise is aimed at ages  2 - 5. The small audience sit on cushions and mats around the stage for an intimate experience, and there is a chance to join in the dancing at the end.

This play is based on the original book Handa’s Surprise, written and illustrated by Eileen Browne. Published by Walker Books Ltd.

Approximately 35 minutes

Access Performances

BSL interpreted: Sunday 9 June 2pm

Relaxed: Sunday 16 June 10am

Tickets from £15*

(Group and multi-buy offers available)

*£2.50 transaction fee applies to phone and online bookings. T&Cs apply.
Age Group
Polka Theatre
240 The Broadway
SW19 1SB
Polka Theatre
Organiser Phone
020 8543 4888
Event Type
Paid Event
From £15