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 circus audiences love her singing 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?
With three talented performers, beautiful puppets and music & songs by Barb Jungr, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ much-loved story comes to the stage.
Find out more by visiting the official website for the show www.singingmermaid.co.uk
Watershed Productions present a Little Angel Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton, production
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
Adapted by Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr
Music and Lyrics by Barb Jungr
Directed by Samantha Lane
Design by Laura McEwen
Lighting Design by Sherry Coenen
Puppets by Lyndie Wright
This is a fun warm-hearted adventure that will leave you humming its songs and wanting to hug a seagull
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.
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
As entertainment for very young children, musical shows don’t get much better than this.
Musical Theatre Review
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.