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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon by award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer, Eric Carle, retold on stage in black light.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.

Children will delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in a beautiful sky, Little Cloud slips away from the  More…

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Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch

Leo Lionni’s exquisite collage works are ideally suited for Mermaid’s unique approach to stage adaptation. The three Caldecott Honor books Mermaid has chosen for its tribute, SWIMMY, INCH BY INCH and FREDERICK, are among Lionni’s most beloved works. Their images are strikingly beautiful, and their texts are whimsical yet wistful.

Swimmy is a tiny insignificant fish in the vast ocean who uses ingenuity to fend off danger. Frederick, a mouse who is a poet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, makes everyday life an artful experience. More…

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Mermaid’s well-received production, Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, brings together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill celebrates three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales.A veteran of more than 2200 performances, The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins a whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  More…

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Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook

“If you’re searching for a feel-good bedtime book, look no further.”
– Publisher’s Weekly

Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare as far as he can reach and as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves him as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. And so it continues… Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia adapts “Guess How Much I Love You”, the award-winning classic from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram. More…

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Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny

Now in its fortieth season, Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar ), Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You). These widely-travelled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny features these same elements. More…

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Stella, Queen of the Snow

Mermaid Theatre has joined forces with Marie-Louise Gay, the award-winning creator of Stella and Sam, in a new stage adaption designed for young spectators aged three to seven. Stella, Queen of the Snow tells the story of the two children as they spend the day playing in the snow. The forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provide fuel for Sam’s questions and Stella’s answers as they discover the world of winter together

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