"It’s a lovely piece of theatre that’ll leave its target audience in a trance, while possessing enough loopy visual brio to ensure attendant adults have a swimming time too."
The singing mermaid is tempted away to join a travelling circus, with the promise of a life of excitement (and her own swimming pool!). The audience loves her singing but soon she finds she’s been tricked by the dastardly circus master. Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way?
A cast of three performers, beautiful puppets and music & songs by Barb Jungr (We’re Going On A Bear Hunt) bring Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ much-loved story to life.
This play is based on the original book The Singing Mermaid, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Text © Julia Donaldson 2013.
Illustrations © Lydia Monk 2013.
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books
Adults & Children from £10
Concessions from £10 (65+ and those in receipt of unemployment benefit)
Babe in arms £1 (children under 12 months)
Group Offer! Groups 8+ £2.50 off per ticket, Groups 10+ £3 off per ticket. Offer excludes Band C seats.
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Age Suggestion - 3-8 years
Polka Theatre creates a range of productions to be enjoyed by children from 0-12 years. Whilst all children may attend our productions, we feel that this story is best suited to the suggested audience. This may be due to the themes or presentation style. We encourage you to consider this when booking tickets.
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lydia Monks
Adapted by Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr
Directed by Samantha Lane
Designed by Laura McEwen
Music and Lyrics by Barb Jungr
Lighting by Sherry Coenen
Puppets by Lyndie Wright & Jan Zalud
Watershed Productions present a Little Angel Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton, production
If you have any concerns or queries about your visit, please get in touch with us on 020 8543 4888 or send us an email at [email protected].
📸 Ellie Kurttz (Photo of previous cast)
+ £2.50 fee*
- Age range 3-8 yrs
- 31st Mar - 8th Apr
- Start time Varied
- Duration 60 mins
- Location Polka's Main Theatre
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