Forties, Cromarty, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight!
Captain Fillet and his crew sail the high seas in search of a massive catch. Out at sea, the crew, finding their nets empty and the ocean a millpond, set to telling salty tales of mermaids, sea creatures, sirenia and sunken villages. They reminisce about a time when the seas were bountiful and coastal communities thrived by the sea.
The Fisherman and the Mermaid addresses the relationship between fisher folk and the sea and the issue of diminishing fish stocks. There is magical puppetry, sea shanties, slippery fish and a flock of bicycle-powered seagulls.
The Fisherman and the Mermaid is an outdoor perambulating street show featuring Small World Theatre's 3.4 metre tall fisherman.