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The Singing Mermaid

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Escape to the seaside with a musical story based on the children’s book The Singing Mermaid, told through puppetry and performance.

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? Find out in a performance featuring music by Barb Jungr (We’re Going On A Bear Hunt), based on the hugely popular book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lydia Monks.

Presented by Little Angel Theatre with Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

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Purcell Room


Adult £16 Child £12
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 3 – 8.

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