‘Captain Murderer and the Morecambe Mermaid’ is a pitch-black musical comedy, created by long-time collaborators John Barber and Lisa Howard, aka Captain Mermaid Theatre Company, in association with The Dukes, Lancaster, with original songs by John Newman-Holden, supported by the Arts Council of England.

This new play presents a collision of Maritime myth with a little-known shocker by Charles Dickens, and explores the real, hard lives of performing ‘Freaks’. After many lurid adventures, a washed-up mermaid ends up in a washed-up side-show, the last resort of a drink-addled Clown and little Tanya, his foul-mouthed daughter.
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