The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps out at night to tap dance on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home anymore since her evil Aunty banned it, threatening to feed Marina’s dinners to the dog! But then, one magical night, Marina meets a mysterious watery boy swimming alone and her life is never the same again!

With hand-crafted puppets, singing and tap dancing The Tap Dancing Mermaid is an innovative and exciting one-woman show written and directed by Tessa Bide, and recast for the 2017 Spring tour in association with the Redgrave Theatre, Bristol. 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid is the perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.

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The 2017 Tour


Mon 3rd                      Bristol, Redgrave Theatre                 

Weds 5th                    Malvern, Forum Theatre                  

Sat 8th                        Lincoln Drill Hall                              

Sun 9th                       Birmingham , mac                          

Tues 11th                   Otley Couthouse               

Weds 12th                  Rossendale, The Boo                       

Thu 13th                     Darlington, The Majestic Theatre    

Fri 14th                       Sale, Waterside Arts Centre            

Sat 15th                      Stafford Gatehouse                         

Tue 18th                     Basingstoke, The Haymarket          

Thu 20th                     Newport, The Riverfront                   

Fri 21st                       Abergavenny, Borough Theatre       

Sat 22nd                     Southend, Dixon Studio                     




Fri 12th                       Redbridge Drama Centre                

Sat 13th                      Luton, The Hat Factory                     

Sun 14th                     Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre        

Sat 20th, Sun 21st     Brighton Fringe, The Warren           

Sat 27th                      Taunton, The Brewhouse                       

Sun 28th, Mon 29th   Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog              

Weds 31st                   Newark Palace                                  



Thu 1st                       Hexham, Queen's Hall Arts Centre      

Fri 2nd                        Helmsley Arts Centre                         

Sat 3rd                        Hemel Hempstead, Old Town Hall     

Sun 4th                       Letchworth Broadway                         

Sat 10th                      Underbelly Festival, Southbank        

Sun 11th                     Greenwich Theatre, London             


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