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Children's Performance, Thu 11 Apr 2019, £8-£10

The Boy and the Mermaid

The Boy and the Mermaid

Details

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 (recommended age 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.

Audience feedback and reviews

This was an inventive, joyous story told by three highly-talented performers.
Newbury Weekly News

A charming nautical show for kids… The mermaid is particularly beautiful, though the fisherfolk portrayed with wellies is an utter delight.
The Play’s The Thing U

Just saw the show and loved it. So creative. Loved the sea shanties and music and amazing puppetry.
Jackie, audience member, via Facebook

We had a fantastic afternoon. Such an amazing play. Thank you so much. Truly inspiring.
Debbie via Facebook

We took our three girls to see it today, and all thoroughly enjoyed the imaginative performance. Felt like clapping and singing along to the sea shanties. Great show.
Mark, via Facebook

Such a delightful show, we were both enthralled and walked away in awe of the wonderful creativity used to tell a tale.
Audience member via Instagram

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 11 Apr 2019 13:00

Prices

Plus booking fee

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Currently near completion of a major redevelopment that will be Access to All and a 60 seater restaurant looking over the Solway Coast.

Address

Moresby,
Whitehaven,
Cumbria,
CA28 6SE

Directions

Plan route to Rosehill Theatre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 990201  Lat: 54.56599 Long: -3.56360

Rosehill Theatre and Cinema are one mile north of Whitehaven. From the main A595, take the turning at the brown tourist sign marked Rosehill Theatre. The theatre is situated about half a mile on the left hand side and is clearly signposted.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria

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