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Paper Balloon presents

The Boy and the Mermaid

Based on a story by Alex Kanefsky. With original songs by Darren Clark.
02 Mar 2019
Running time
50 mins
Ages
5 - 11
Venue
Lyric studio
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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 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.

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.

For access tickets please contact the Box Office. Please note that buggies cannot be taken into the studio auditorium.