Presented by Paper Balloon

Join three shanty-singing fishermen as they weave a fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning.

With live music, puppetry, a rapping octopus and a shifting set full of surprises – this enchanting tale is fun for all the family.

On the farthest edge of a wind-battered rock there sits a small fishing town. Sometimes it feels like the town is on the edge of the world…

The Boy and the Mermaid is based on an original story by Alex Kanefsky and features original songs from Darren Clark (The Scarecrow’s Wedding, The Little Gardener) fused with traditional
sea shanties – for all to sing along!

11 am is a relaxed performance suitable for those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people.

 

Children must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under/over the recommended age may be admitted but will still require a child’s ticket. Baby on lap tickets (£1) are available on selected shows for 0-18months.  Age ranges are provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether a show is suitable for your child. For further information please contact our Ticket & Information Team on 01227 769075 who will be happy to help.

 

Due to essential maintenance work in the Gulbenkian theatre auditorium,this event will now take place in Aphra Studio Theatre, located 5mins walk behind the Gulbenkian.  If you have purchased a ticket, a member of the team will be in touch. Alternatively please contact our ticket office directly on 01227 769075.

The Gulbenkian reviews

“AN INVENTIVE, JOYOUS STORY TOLD BY THREE HIGHLY TALENTED PERFORMERS”

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Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

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