The circus is rolling into King’s Lynn, but this time there’s shows for under sevens.
My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid is an interactive musical voyage mixing circus and theatre for the whole family from The Garage, All-In Productions and Lost In Translation Circus with support from arts charity Creative Arts East.
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, join Marina The Littlest Mermaid and her friends as she explores the world above the ocean. Her eyes opened, she wants to become human but to do so she must enter the lair of the evil Sea Witch.
Produced with support by Arts Council England, My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid is aimed at ages 0-7 and runs approximately 60 minutes. This show is a mixture of circus and musical performance and is fun and interactive so the little ones get up and join in with the action.
Adapted and directed by All-In Productions’ Daniel Burgess, it’s part of The Walks Summer Circus weekend in King’s Lynn, presented by Lost In Translation Circus with support from Creative Arts East.
Daniel said: “We’re thrilled to be working with this great cast again and excited to be sharing this amazing show with a whole new audience in King’s Lynn.”
The weekend-long event begins at 7PM, Friday, 30 August, with Hotel Paradiso, Lost in Translation Circus’ brilliantly funny new circus / theatre show for all the family full of comedy, drama and delight.
You can catch My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid at 10.15AM and 1.15PM, Saturday, 31 August. It’s followed by another performance of Hotel Paradiso at 4PM. Gibbon starts at 7PM and is an absorbing and comedic production fusing juggling and physical theatre.
There are two more performances of My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid at 10.15AM and 1.15PM on Sunday 1 September. From 3.30PM you can enjoy Circus Treats featuring aerial, acrobatics, comedy and juggling.
Creative Arts East said: “We’re delighted to be involved in bringing this fantastic piece of unique, interactive theatre created especially for children to King’s Lynn during The Walks Summer Circus weekend. There’s plenty of shows on that weekend for circus fans and families to enjoy and The Littlest Mermaid is the perfect introduction to circus theatre for young children.”
Tickets for all events cost £10 adults / £7.50 children. Under 1s go free for My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid. To book call King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on 01553 764864 or visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk.
The Walks Summer Circus is also supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
Here's what reviewers said about My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid:
“A really lovely family trip out… It’s testament to the versatility and talent of the young cast of four that during this time we’re treated to songs, comedy, gymnastics, juggling and more” – EDP and Norwich Evening News
“A little slice of magic… There were acrobatics, music and singing as well as dance and quite a bit of clever props and scenery… The kids, of all ages, really enjoyed it” – blogger Rock ‘n’ Roller Baby
“It was so lovely to see children do what children do without anyone batting an eyelid - shout out, dance at will, join in, not join in – the show is theirs” – blogger Norwich Mumbler
“What a wonderful show! The production and performance were great and the children loved being able to join in. Lots of happy memories made! Looking forward to coming back soon. Keep up the good work” – audience member
“An absolutely amazing performance yet again, you never disappoint. The children and I loved it. I totally recommend My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid” – audience member