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Mermaid arrives!

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PLAYBOX Theatre’s second summer musical theatre festival brings Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr to Warwick’s Dream Factory.

Having staged a wide selection of musical theatre shows over the past 15 years, the children's drama company say they felt inspired to mount an annual musical theatre festival in the summer and hoped that the event would become a calendar ‘must see’ each year.

Last year they put on the Broadway version of The Secret Garden to much acclaim, and so were under pressure to pick another musical that would appeal to everyone and get the audience humming along. After much debate, they decided that The Little Mermaid Jr would be perfect for Playbox Theatre’s young company to stage.

It’s an original new production by Juliet Vankay of the show which is both reimagined and redesigned for its summer outing yet full of all the songs people will love and remember from the film. A cast of 38 began rehearsing in June for the opening on Wednesday, 9th September, and everyone at The Dream Factory is anticipating another hit show for the festival. Performances continue until Sunday, 13th September, and include two matinees. Book tickets by calling 01926 419555 or online at www.playboxtheatre.com

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