A mix of innovative puppetry, exciting storytelling, live music and song is coming to the Arlington Arts Centre on Monday.
Theatre company Paper Balloon will present their new family show, The Boy and The Mermaid, starting at 2pm.
It’s the perfect performance for families with children aged six and above to enjoy over the Easter holidays.
Based on an original story by Alex Kanefsky, and featuring original songs and music from Darren Clark, the play explores one exposed island’s relationship with the outside world.
One little fishing town is exposed to the mercy of sea monsters, mer-creatures and spectacularly bad town planning.
The Boy and the Mermaid was presented as a scratch performance in April 2016 following a period of research and development with young people in coastal communities, exploring our relationship with the ocean – its traditions, its music and its myths.
Since then, the play and the performers have been dazzling audiences up and down the country.
In the wake of the humanitarian crisis on Europe’s shores, this enchanting play uses traditional sea shanties and original new music fused with puppetry, storytelling and movement to explore how one mythical town responds when faced with newcomers from the ocean.
The magical performance takes the audience on an adventure of friendship, mystery and charm.
At the heart of their work, Paper Balloon believe in the power of story to inspire, that great theatre starts with great stories placing storytelling at the heart of what they do.
Adult tickets for this beautiful family show are £9 and concession tickets are £7. You can find them online at arlingtonarts.co.uk, or by calling the box office on 01635 244246.
All profits from Arlington Arts go directly to Mary Hare, a school and national charity supporting deaf children.