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    Watershed Productions present the Little Angel Theatre and Royal and Derngate production ofThe Singing MermaidThe Singing Mermaid

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

    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

    The Singing Mermaid
    Photos of the orginal production Ⓒ Tristram Kenton

    One day the singing mermaid is tempted away from all of her sea-creature friends 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 fish tank by the wicked circus ringmaster, Sam Sly.

    Age recommended 3 - 8 Years

    The Singing Mermaid
    • Time Out

      ‘It’s a lovely piece of theatre that’ll leave its audience in a trance, while possessing enough loopy visual brio to ensure adults have a swimming time too.’

      ‘Brings the world illustrated by Lydia Monks to gloriously barmy life.’

    • The Times

      ‘Here’s a lovely little show that makes a big splash. it thrills and charms, effortlessly transporting its audience from the depths of the ocean to dizzying high-wire feats in a circus big top’

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

    • The Guardian

      ‘Bad puns, circus tricks and goggle-eyed jellyfish abound in this smart adaptation of the popular picture book’...‘At the end, 4 year old Hilda is still laughing about an opening gag about how to do a handstand. This is a fun, warm-hearted adventure that may leave you humming its songs – and even wanting to hug a seagull.'

    • Musical Theatre Review

      ‘As entertainment for very young children, musical shows don’t get much better than this.’

    • Edinburgh Tourist

      ‘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.’

    The Singing Mermaid

    The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks is adapted for the stage by Barb Jungr and Samantha Lane with music and songs by Barb Jungr.

    Age recommendation 3-8 yrs.

    Duration 55 minutes. No interval.

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