The Little Mermaid – The Pantomime – 2022 Return Season
Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A wonderfully watery Wellington tale returns in 2022!
Our highly-acclaimed Panto team is back in the new year with a Hans Christian Andersen tale but with a twist … and a bucket fountain full of local references.
Gavin Rutherford returns as our beloved Dame: “Shelly Bay – a poor lonely widow fisherwoman”.
Join us for a Panto overflowing with laughs and toe-tapping, tail flapping songs which will be sure to have the whole family leaving with a tune in their heart and a smile on their gills.
AN UNDER-THE-SEA MUST SEE!
2020 panto audiences said:
An utterly outstanding show – the writing, witty dialogue, singing costumes, performers, audience involvement … EVERYTHING!!!
‘An utterly outstanding show’
‘It appealed to the whole audience from very young children to grandparents and everyone in between. I loved all of it.’
‘I haven’t been to a Pantomime before and it blew my socks off’
BY Simon Leary and Gavin Rutherford
DIRECTOR Susan Wilson
MUSIC ARRANGED AND DIRECTED BY Michael Nicholas Williams
2 – 15 Jan
Tues – Sat 6.30pm, Sun 4pm
2pm matinee – Sat 8 Jan
$18 – $52
$122 Family Pass
Runtime: 2 hours (approx.) incl. a 15-minute interval
COVID UPDATE: Please note, at the moment we are selling seats to this show at a ‘reduced capacity’ until we have more certainty about the upcoming change in Alert levels. If we appear to be ‘sold out’, please email our Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our Alert Level 1 waitlist. You will be contacted again if/when we move to Alert Level 1. Thank you for your understanding.
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