Captain Murderer and the Morecambe Mermaid Captain Mermaid Theatre
Thursday 29 March 8:00pm
Pitch-black musical comedy of maritime myth coupled with a little-known shocker by Charles Dickens, exploring the real, hard lives of historical fairground freaks.
A washed-up mermaid ends up in a side-show, the last resort of a drunken clown and his foul-mouthed daughter. The troupe is forced into increasingly outrageous and demeaning performances, while alcoholism, drug addiction and sheer desperation tighten their grip.
A sinister visual feast, fastmoving parade of puppets, humour, masks, illusions, projections, burlesque queens and Geeks.
“As fiercely inventive and beautifully entertaining an evening’s theatre as I have seen in a long while, Captain Murderer and the Morecambe Mermaid’s mix of the hilarious and the macabre, the sinister and the sweet is close to irresistible. I don’t think there was a moment wasted, and the audience I saw it with absolutely lapped it up. It deserves to be seen and loved.” Nick Lane, Hull Truck
Listen to Lisa Howard on BBC Radio Leeds, talking about the show (approixmately 15 minutes in): http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00pgfwb/Andrew_Edwards_15_03_2012/
Watch the trailer for the show :
- CHILDREN & FAMILIES
- WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
- HALIFAX FESTIVAL