The Singing Mermaid

A Little Angel Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production

“deliriously silly puppets…a fun, warm-hearted adventure that may leave you humming its songs – and even wanting to hug a seagull”

The Guardian

“From young to old, the audience loved the whole show”

Everything Theatre

“utterly entrancing”

The Times

Following a hugely successful run at Little Angel Theatre last year, The Singing Mermaid is heading out on a UK tour.

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), Little Angel Theatre collaborate once again with Royal & Derngate (Moominsummer Madness, 2014), to bring Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s enormously popular story, The Singing Mermaid, to life.

Age Guidance
The Singing Mermaid is aimed at ages 3 – 8.

Adapted by Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr
Music and Lyrics by Barb Jungr
Directed by Samantha Lane
Design by Laura McEwen
Puppets by Lyndie Wright
Lighting Design by Sherry Coenen

This play is based on the original book The Singing Mermaid. Text copyright © Julia Donaldson 2012. Illustrations copyright © Lydia Monks 2012. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Tour dates Christmas 2018 – Spring 2019

Studio Theatre, Sheffield / 6 – 30 December 2018 / Box Office – 0114 249 6000

Little Angel Theatre, London / 9 – 27 January 2019 / Box Office – 020 7226 1787

Greenwich Theatre, London / 2 – 3 February 2019 / Box Office – 020 8858 7755

The Studio, Edinburgh / 6 – 10 February 2019 / Box Office – 0131 529 6000

Southbank Centre, London / 16 – 20 February 2019 / Box Office – 020 3879 9555

Bristol Old Vic, Bristol / 22 – 24 February 2019 / Box Office – 0117 987 7877