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Unfortunately, due to unexpected circumstances, Waterside have cancelled the run of The Singing Mermaid. No other tour dates for this production are impacted. For all other dates, please visit the tour website

We will be in touch with ticket holders in due course.


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 audiences love her singing but we soon find out she’s been tricked by the dastardly circus master.

Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way?

This classic story by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, adapted for the stage with enchanting puppets by Lyndie Wright and music & songs by Barb Jungr, is a perfect piece of theatre for 3 to 8 year-olds and their families.

With a cast of three talented performers, enchanting puppets and music & songs by Barb Jungr (We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake), Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ much-loved story comes to the stage.


The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, adapted by Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr.


"This is a fun, warm-hearted adventure that may leave you humming its songs – and even wanting to hug a seagull." The Guardian

"As entertainment for very young children, musical shows don’t get much better than this." Musical Theatre Review


55 minutes, no interval.


3-8 years