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This classic story by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, adapted for the stage!

With enchanting puppets by Lyndie Wright and music & songs by Barb Jungr, is a perfect piece of theatre for 3 to 8 year-olds and their families.

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 audiences love her singing but we soon find out she’s been tricked by the dastardly circus master.

Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way?

“Brings the world illustrated by Lydia Monks to gloriously barmy life ….It’s a lovely piece of theatre that’ll leave its target audience (ages three-to-eight) in a trance, while possessing enough loopy visual brio to ensure attendant adults have a swimming time too.’ Time Out 4 stars

“As entertainment for very young children, musical shows don’t get much better than this.” Musical Theatre Review 4 Stars

“Kids and grown ups alike had a great time…It ran at 55 minutes which was just right. Absolutely recommended for families with young children.” Edinburgh Tourist 5 Stars

The Singing Mermaid

Tue 9 - Wed 10 April


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