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The Singing Mermaid – Christmas Show Schools Offer

Watershed Productions present a Little Angel Theatre and Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, production of


Suitable for ages 3+

Expert puppeteers, pun-makers, and performers of popular book adaptations such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Handa’s Surprise, and Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, Little Angel Theatre is coming to Lakeside Arts with their heart-warming musical adventure The Singing Mermaid.

Adapted from Julia Donaldson’s book of the same name by two of the UK’s leading theatre companies for children, this magical use of puppets, songs by the award-winning Barb Jungr and a good helping of bad sea jokes, is the perfect seasonal treat for ages 3-8!

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?

Follow the singing mermaid as she is tempted away to join a travelling circus, with the promise of a life of excitement (and her own swimming pool!). Everything is going well, the audience loves her songs, but she soon finds she’s been tricked by the dastardly circus master! Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way?


Tickets cost £9 per child, with one free ticket for every nine tickets purchased.

Book and pay before 31 July 2022 to receive the £8.50 EARLY BIRD BOOKING PRICE.

For more information or to make a booking please contact Lakeside’s Box Office on 0115 746 8888, which is open between 11am and 4pm, Tuesday to Friday.

The Singing Mermaid schools performance dates:

Friday 9 December, 10.30am
Tuesday 13 December, 10.30am (sold out) & 1.30pm
Wednesday 14 December, 10.30am (sold out) & 1.30pm
Thursday 15 December, 10.30am & 1.30pm (sold out)
Friday 16 December, 10.30am – BSL interpreted performance
Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 December, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Get the kids singing along with the mermaid: 


This is a fun warm-hearted adventure that will leave you humming its songs and wanting to hug a seagull"

The Guardian

Exquisitely designed puppets manipulated with captivating skill transform Julia Donaldson’s book into an entrancing stage show" 

The Times



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