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The Singing Mermaid

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

Based on the book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lydia Monks.

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.

Toured to: Southbank Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Sheffield Theatres


Lakeside Arts, Nottingham: 9 – 23 December 2022 

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Arts Depot, London: 12 – 14 February 2023 

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Waterside Arts, Manchester: 17 – 19 February 

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Northern Stage, Newcastle on Tyne: 21 – 23 February 

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Polka Theatre, London: 1 – 8 April

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Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke: 12 – 13 April 

Tickets coming soon.


Theatr Clwyd, Mold: 15 – 16 April 

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Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds: 2 – 3 June

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