Written and directed by PAUL SMITH.

Hull’s rock’n’roll family pantomime is back – and this year it’s extra fishy

Join our hero, Ariel, on a riotous adventure to the surface of the Humber as she swashbuckles her way to saving the seafaring Prince in our annual pantomime.

Will Hull’s favourite panto dame, Pattie Breadcake, be crowned Queen of the Humber? Or will the evil witch, Ursula, seize the throne? Find out in our wet and wild, rock and roll take on the classic fairy tale this Christmas.

With a full live band, mess galore and the chance to make as much noise as you can, The Little Mermaid continues the rowdy, chaotic style that has made the Middle Child pantomime an unmissable part of Hull’s festive season.

Tickets are on sale now – sea you there!

Christmas Extravaganza

Join us on our opening performance for a bumper night out, featuring an exclusive Christmas set from The Hubbards and mass Christmas karaoke!

BSL performances

The 6pm performance on Friday 27th December will be BSL-interpreted by our regular panto signer, Dave Wycherley.

Polish-described performances

The 6pm performance on Saturday 28th December includes integrated Polish-descriptions from an additional performer.

Wheelchair spaces

To book one of the wheelchair spaces please contact the Box Office, run by Hull Truck Theatre, by calling 01482 323638.

Late-night shows

Looking for our ever popular late-night, adult-only shows? They’re back once again for three nights only. See our separate listing for more details and to buy tickets.

Mischief performance

Our final show, on Sunday 29th December at 6pm, is our “mischief performance”.

This tradition sees the cast and crew play pranks on each other throughout the show, with the audience in on the joke. Think our usual panto madness, but cranked up to 11.


Running time: 2h 40m including interval.

Age guidance: suitable for all ages

All of our performances are relaxed, meaning that noise and movement is welcome during the show.


“As much a party as a panto”
The Stage


Jubilee Central, Hull
Thu 19 Dec – Sun 29 Dec, 2019
Production shot from The Little Mermaid - Hull Panto

Photos by Sarah Beth.

Production shot from The Little Mermaid - Hull Panto - Photo by Sarah Beth
The Little Mermaid - Hull Pantomime


Creative Team

Paul Smith – Writer and director
James Frewer – Musical director
Nastazja Somers – Polish interpreter
Natalie Young – Designer
Adam Foley – Lighting designer
Ed Grimoldby – Projections designer
Matthew May – Artistic associate