Puppetry, performance, music and masks as the darkest of seaside comedies comes to Square Chapel, Halifax
Wednesday 14 March
Captain Mermaid Theatre Company bring their latest production, ‘Captain Murderer and the Morecambe Mermaid’ to Square Chapel Halifax on Thursday 29 March.
The jokes come thick and fast in this, the darkest of dark comedies, from Leeds-based company Captain Mermaid Theatre. The two performers combine puppetry, performance, music and masks to explore the lives of a troupe of ‘fairground freaks’, who are feared and discriminated against by those who come to stare. With funds dwindling and the British seaside in decline, they are forced into ever more outrageous and demeaning public performances to try and make ends meet.
Captain Murderer and the Morecambe Mermaid is a sinister visual feast, as a washed-up mermaid tells, with brutal and side-splitting honesty, the story of how she came to be in a side-show with an alcoholic clown and his (very) foul-mouthed daughter.
Provocative, comedic and at times disturbing, this production has been developed in association with The Dukes Lancaster with support from Arts Council England. Nick Lane, Literary Manager for Hull Truck Theatre said, “As fiercely inventive and beautifully entertaining an evening’s theatre as I have seen in a long while, Captain Murderer and the Morcambe Mermaid’s mix of the hilarious and the macabre, the sinister and the sweet is close to irresistible.”
Production: Captain Murderer and the Morecambe Mermaid
Company: Captain Mermaid Theatre
Date: Thursday 29 March 8.00pm
Tickets: £11 & £9 concessions
Box Office: 01422 349422
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