Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Watershed Productions present a Little Angel Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton, production

The Singing Mermaid

Friday 09 December - Saturday 31 December, various times
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Children & Families

by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Friday 9 – Saturday 31 December*
Approximately 60 minutes (no interval)
*No performances: 12, 19, 25 & 26 Dec
17 Dec: BSL interpreted performances
28 Dec: Relaxed performances
Suitable for ages 3+

Did you ever go to Silversands
On a sunny day?
Then perhaps you saw the mermaid
Who sang in the deep blue bay...

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 she soon finds out she’s been tricked by the dastardly circus master. Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way?

With three skilled performers, beautiful puppetry and music and songs by Barb Jungr (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt), Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ hugely popular story comes to the stage. A perfect treat for all the family!

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a fun warm-hearted adventure that will leave you humming its songs and wanting to hug a seagull”
The Guardian

Images courtesy of Little Angel Theatre

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 Monks 2013
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books