What’s On in Merton: 23 September – 29 September


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Merton has to offer.


By Hardeep Matharu

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner gives you a weekly round-up of what Merton has to offer.


I Have a Dream: Polka Theatre

23 September – 29 October

Tickets: £8-12

48 years after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, south Londoner Raheem is transported back to the 1960s where he meets the leader’s daughter Yolanda.  The pair develop a powerful friendship which takes them both on a journey of discovery.

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Buddy: New Wimbledon Theatre

23 September – 24 September

Ticket prices vary

This successful musical tells the story of singer Buddy Holly, from his rapid rise to fame to his last legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.  The show presents classics including Peggy Sue, Rave On and Everyday, with Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing the musical line-up. 

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The Park and its People: Morden Hall Park

24 September

Tickets: £2

Join this National Trust-organised walk around Morden Hall Park with a guide to explore the park and its people. 

For more information telephone 0208 545 6850


Pub Quiz: Dog and Fox, Wimbledon

25 September, 8.00pm

Price: £2

Brush up on your general knowledge and test your memory in this popular quiz which offers cash prizes for the first and second-place winners.  Teams must be of six people or less.

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The Perils of Love and Gravity: Wimbledon Studio

26 September – 1 October

Ticket prices vary

Michael Keane and Christopher Brett Bailey bring their fairytale for grown-ups to the Wimbledon Studio, after its successful debut at Edinburgh Fringe.  This delightful tale tells the story of a beautiful young lady who starts to question the world as her house begins to sink.

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Cirque du Ciel – ShangHi: New Wimbledon Theatre

28 September – 29 September

Ticket prices vary

This captivating two-hour production has come to the UK for the very first time this year.  A fantastic storyline will catch the imaginations of all, along with stunning costumes, sets and lighting.  The exciting extravaganza, directed by Cirque Du Soleil’s Guy Caron, combines martial arts, music, modern dance, acrobatic, taking the audience on a breathtaking journey. 

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