Booking Information

3 – 29 August 2016
@ 11:15 am

The Pleasance Courtyard

Box Office: 0131 556 6550

Manhattan Children’s Theatre (Edinburgh)

World premiere

Based on the children’s book by Clare Cockburn-Martin
Illustrated by Anna Welsh
Directed and adapted for the stage by Laura Stevens

A Little Mermaid she is not.
A fast paced, interactive comedy. A universal quest. A play for all ages.

Left with a cryptic note, a pearl, and three annoying oysters for company, MERMALADE is determined to make sense of it all. She’s brave enough to approach the biggest forces in the universe. She’s strong enough to confront those that get in her way. But is she wise enough to find her answer?

Add three life size Oysters as narrators, cameos from the Moon, Sun, Stars, Thor (God of Thunder), a beach setting, a splattering of pop music and one strong-willed 11-year-old girl that never quits and what do you get?

Unlike traditional fairy tales, MERMALADE’s story holds no moral decree. In the Socratic Spirit, the show offers more questions than answers with WHY? being at the top of the list.

Why does everyone tell me what to do and feel?
Why is a pearl so special?
Why do I have to keep asking “WHY?”

“First reviews are in….”

2015 Review – Last of The Dragons

2015 saw the Manhattan Children’s Theatre take their highly acclaimed show “The Last of The Dragons” to the Edinburgh Fringe, the Bigger little festival as well as on a tour of Poland. The show was a great success receiving fantastic reviews from Audiences and critics alike. This success has paved the way for them to bring their brand new production “Mermalade” to the Edinburgh fringe in 2016.

Praise for The Last of The Dragons

“A talented all-British cast turn Nesbit’s story (adapted by Kristin Walter) into a veritable romp.
With a nod to Shakespeare and French farce, the show is as much a romance as an adventure story – although never stumbling into the “sloppy” territory.”

The Scotsman

“The Last of the Dragons is a wonderful production of an amusing and entertaining play. It is sure to delight children and parents alike.”

Off Off Broadway Review

“Top 13 best Kids show to see this summer in Edinburgh says Kelly Apter.Setting out to challenge gender stereotypes, while still harnessing the fun and magic of fairytales, this show by Manhattan Children’s Theatre is about love, respect, princes, princesses, dragons and a new way of rescuing.”

The List

“If you’re tired of that ”Once upon a time” same old, same old, you should visit Manhattan Children’s Theatre for ”The Last of the Dragons,’’

New York Times