Chester Tuffnut

London, 2017
A production by

Polka Theatre

Company, UK, London
Opening in 1979, Polka Theatre is dedicated to producing and presenting work for young audiences.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole, in fact he is one of kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure – digging holes, reading books, making friends, climbing trees and being outdoors!

The woodland is home to lots of rare animals, but it’s been so long since these curious creatures have had any fun or excitement, they’ve forgotten what to do. Luckily Chester is at hand to save his new woodland friends from boredom and bring happiness and laughter back to the forest.

This is a story about discovering new places, making friends and inspiring everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

Join Chester and a brave bunch of woodland creatures for an action-packed escapade of highs, lows, thrills, spills,
near misses and great escapes.


Performers: Clare Fraenkel & Amy Tweed
Starring Chester Tuffnut as himself
Stage Manager: Alexandra Bradford
Producer: Sam Worboys
Director: Matt Addicott
Designer/Illustrator: Robyn Wilson Owen
Writer/Dramaturg: Rosanna Lowe
Composer: Philippa Herrick
LX Designer: Chris Randall
Apprentices: Molly Stacey & Catherine Barron
Education Advisor: Eliza Wilson
Transport Captain: John McCallum