A co-production with Little Angel Theatre
Did you ever go to Silversands
On a sunny summer’s day?
Then perhaps you saw the mermaid
Who sang in the deep blue bay…
One day, the singing mermaid is tempted away from all of her sea creature friends and her peaceful home at Silversands to join a travelling circus. The audiences love to hear her sing, but the poor mermaid was tricked! Instead of the swimming pool she was promised, she is kept in a small tank by the wicked circus master Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea.
Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way?
Through beautiful puppetry and performance, and with music by Barb Jungr (We’re Going On A Bear Hunt), Royal & Derngate collaborate once again with Little Angel Theatre (Moominsummer Madness, 2014), to bring Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ enormously popular story, The Singing Mermaid, to life.
Please note: Children aged 1+ will need a ticket for this production.
We are presenting a relaxed performance on Saturday 6 January at 11am. These are specially adapted and relaxed performances for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum. There may be some small changes to the show in terms of lighting and sound but the overall content will not change. There will also be a more relaxed atmosphere in the auditorium in order to reduce anxiety and ensure an enjoyable visit. A visual story and familiarisation meeting and a relaxation area will also be available.
|Age:||Please note: Children aged 1+ will need a ticket for this production.|
|Duration:||45 min approx|
★★★★ “EXQUISITELY DESIGNED PUPPETS MANIPULATED WITH CAPTIVATING SKILL TRANSFORM JULIA DONALDSON’S BOOK INTO AN ENTRANCING STAGE SHOW”
★★★★ “AS ENTERTAINMENT FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN, MUSICAL SHOWS DON’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS”
Musical Theatre Review
“HAD THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE COMPLETELY MESMERIZED”
Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Jess Mabel Jones