Date

12 Apr 2019
Expired!

Time

11:30 am

Cost

£10 / £7

The Boy and the Mermaid (Theatre)

Paper Balloon    

On the farthest edge of a wind-battered rock there sits a small fishing town. Sometimes it feels like the town is on the edge of the world. That’s mainly because it is. The Boy 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?

Join three abundantly be-bearded storytellers as they weave a fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning.

With live music, puppetry, a rapping octopus and a shifting set full of surprises – this enchanting show is fun for all the family (5+).

Featuring original songs from Darren Clark (The Scarecrow’s Wedding, The Little Gardener, The Bear and the Piano) fused with traditional sea shanties, and based on an original story by Alex Kanefsky, The Boy and The Mermaid engages with big themes of migration and difference, through a fun, quirky and gripping tale.

The Kirkgate Centre is a COVID19 secure venue.
 
We ask customers not to attend if any of the following symptoms are present:
- a new and persistent cough
- a high temperature
- any loss of, or change to, your sense of smell/taste
 
Hand sanitiser is provided upon entry to the building, and additional cleaning measures have been introduced.
 
There is a one way system in operation, and persons visiting the building must leave their name and contact number on entry.
(Please note this is not required for those who have booked in advance for a show, or those attending classes where records of attendees are already kept).
 

Face coverings must be worn inside the building and all safety signs and advice must be adhered to by all staff, volunteers and visitors.
 
Thank you for your patience at this challenging time.
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