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The Singing Mermaid

25 Feb–24 Apr 2022

By Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monk
Adapted by Barb Jungr and Samantha Lane

Aimed at ages 3-8

Book Tickets
£13.50 Adult £11.50 Child (age 1-17)
At Little Angel Theatre

14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN

Plan your visit

Following a hugely successful run at Little Angel Theatre in 2018, a UK Tour in 2019 and a new run at Polka, The Singing Mermaid is back at Little Angel Theatre this season.

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, The Pixie and the Pudding, The Smartest Giant in Town, There May be a Castle), Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s enormously popular story, The Singing Mermaid, is brought to life.

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


Age guidance

The Singing Mermaid is aimed at ages 3-8. Younger children may get a little restless as the show runs for 50 minutes without ‘joining in’ parts. Some may find the comic ‘baddy’ character of the circus owner a little overwhelming, and the story and language are not pitched at under-3s.

School Bookings

Please click here to enquire about making a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 per person (weekdays before 3 pm, during Islington term time only).

Please note maximum schools capacity for shows at our Theatre is 115 per show. The schools capacity for shows at our Studios varies – please check the page for the show you want to see.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

Our Educational Pack will be available shortly.

Relaxed Performances

Saturday 23 April 2022, 4 pm

No online booking – please call 020 7226 1787

What is a Relaxed Performance? Find out more here.

The visual story for The Singing Mermaid will be available soon.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

If you are interested in arranging a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school group, please contact boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

Credits

Adapted by Barb Jungr and Samantha Lane

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

Performed by Lizzie Wort, Ruth Calkin, Gilbert Taylor and Hedi Goldsmith. Please note that the role of the mermaid will be shared by Lizzie Wort and Ruth Calkin.

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.

Safety Information

Despite changing government restrictions, we will still have additional measures in place to keep our staff, performers and families safe.

Please note: we strongly encourage taking lateral flow tests prior to attending. Masks are now mandatory, please make it obvious on your person if you are exempt.

Find out more.

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To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

 

Relaxed performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability.

No online booking, please call 020 7226 1787