Mumbler Reviews: “My First Circus – The Littlest Mermaid” at The Garage
It’s Circus time at The Garage!
The very first time I took Mini Mumbler to one of the shows at The Garage was before I’d even launched the Norwich Mumbler website (in fact, I think I had set-up Norwich Mumbler on Instagram and it was one of the first things I posted a picture of!). I was pregnant with the Teeny One and Mini Mumbler’s behaviour was less than exemplary, I was dreading it.
They have now become one of the few things I don’t feel stressed about taking them to, even with the potential for meltdowns, as they are completely geared to entertaining little ones. It is so lovely to see children do what children do without anyone batting an eyelid; shout out, dance at will, join in, not join in – the show is theirs.
My two Mini Mumblers were very excited about going along today (the school topic for my eldest next term is actually Circus, so it was very well-timed!) and were in their element! They loved getting up and dancing/swimming with the actors and watching the very talented littlest Mermaid showoff her acrobatics, hanging hoop and aerial silks skills – although I don’t think they really appreciate how hard that stuff is…wow!
The traditional story by Hans Christian Andersen, has been adapted so that the Littlest Mermaid doesn’t have to kill the prince in order to save herself (might have been a bit too much for some children, ey Hans?) and she isn’t dependent on falling in love and marrying him herself to be happy (good old Disney). Hurrah!
The show lasts for around an hour and they’re running until 18th April. You can book via the website.
Full disclosure: We were invited to the press performance of The Littlest Mermaid, but haven’t been asked to review or do any social media posts about the show. Even if we were, no amount of hoop spinning, glow-in-the-dark juggling or ukulele playing would convince me to write anything other than what I think 🙂