Miss Polly Hoops
Polly has been performing since the age of three and has a background in ballet and a degree in Drama & Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths University of London. She’s also a world-renowned hula hoop specialist.
Polly specialises in circus, clowning, improvisation and physical theatre.
It was this type of performance background that inspired Polly to create her own solo Street Theatre show that contained the physicality, skill and comedy of hula hoops. Her knowledge of audience participation, improvisation and site specific theatre and character work makes the end product a thrilling and visually engaging show!
She is one of the very few female street performers regularly performing in London’s famous Covent Garden.
Culture and Theatre
Since the 1660s Covent Garden has never missed a chance to put on a performance
The first record of Covent Garden street entertainment came in 1662, when Samuel Pepys’ diary notes that a marionette show featuring a character named Punch took place on the Piazza. Today, the custom continues.
For centuries, culture vultures have swooped on Covent Garden. They obviously relished the area’s eclectic, ever-changing mix or opera, ballet , musical theatre and drama, from highbrow and mainstream to fringe and beyond, all tastes are catered for and all emotion are stirred. No other urban quarter in the world has two great opera house and more than twenty thriving theatres