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The Boy and The Mermaid


Half-term treat!

On the furthest edge of a wind-battered rock there sits a small fishing town. The town lives by the rhythms of the sea; its tides and its weather. As regular as the lapping of the waves on the shore. Sometimes it feels like the town is on the edge of the world. That’s mainly because it is. Dylan lives with his grandma, forbidden from venturing beyond the shore. But the terrifying tales told of horrors in the deep only whet his appetite – he stares at the ocean and dreams. Can one unlikely friendship save the Town On The Sea from catastrophe?

Paper Balloon present this magical and exciting new show for family audiences. Based on an original story by Alex Kanefsky, and featuring original songs and music from Darren Clark (The Little Gardener, The Scarecrow’s Wedding), this new play explores the fate of one little fishing town, exposed to the mercy of sea monsters, mer-creatures and spectacularly bad town planning. Traditional sea shanties combine with new music in a tale told through lyrical storytelling, quirky puppetry and innovative physical theatre.


Wednesday 31 May
2pm (doors open 1.30pm)

Connaught Studio

Family of Four £40

Age Guidance 6+
Run time TBC


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31 May 2017