Written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Lydia Monks

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

9 February – 22 April 2018

Performance times vary – see Diary

“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

05. The Singing Mermaid__credit_Graeme Braidwood

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.

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 10 March, 3.30pm
What is a relaxed performance? Find out more HERE.

School Bookings
Call box office on 020 7226 1787 to make a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £6 per person with one free adult for every 10 children (weekdays only).

View diary & book tickets

£13.50 Full-price Adults
£11.50 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions

Friday Fives: all tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays

Running Time: 50 minutes approx.

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

Supported by Currell