The timeless classic bursts onto Polka’s Main Stage this summer with dazzling puppetry, original music, stunning design and plenty of suspense.

Arrietty has lived her whole life deep beneath the floorboards, dreaming of the great outdoors. When her father Pod finally brings her upstairs to learn the tricks of borrowing, Arrietty meets a human boy. But their friendship risks everything and the ‘human beans’ soon discover the borrowers’ secret world… it’s time to escape!

Join us for a fantastical adventure as the heroic Arrietty and her family embark on an action-packed journey to find somewhere new to call home.

Production Credits

Directed by Lee Lyford
Designer: Verity Quinn

Puppet Designer: Jimmy Grimes
Stage Manager: Alexandra Bradford and Emma Smith

Producer: Zoe Anjuli Robinson

Writer: Charles Way 

Based on the book by Mary Norton

Photographer: Robert Workman


Charlotte Dubery

Troy Glasgow

Amanda Gordon

Will Howard

Emma Keele

Phil Yarrow

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