Shows & Workshops

Joanna Neary presents

The Crab Prince

 A new, interactive show for children, recommended age 4 to 8.

Performed by Joanna Neary / Written by Joanna Neary and Joseph Nixon

Directed by Emma Edwards / Puppets by Katherine Morton / Songs by Heather Minor

 

About the show

 

The Crab Prince is a seaside version of the Grimm Brothers traditional fairy tale ‘The Frog Prince’. Scuttle The Crab longs  to be human. Can little Lucy help to make his dream come true? Should Scuttle The Crab be careful what he wishes for? Meanwhile, Marina The Marine Explorer needs some help to make life in the rock-pools good again for everyone. An original and beautifully crafted comedy show about friendship, home and the environment, with the chance for the audience to help save the day. Art materials provided.

Duration: 45-50 minutes

 

Audience feedback, Brighton Festival 2019

'Jo's sense of humour is infectious and she's got the knack of being able to make the show fun for young and old'

‘What a brilliant show. Loved the little craft interlude too and the kids still have their crabs!’

 ‘Hilarious. Haven't laughed this much in ages. Oh and the kids really enjoyed it’

 

Available for touring Autumn 2019 – Summer 2020

Suitable for studio theatres, theatre-cafes, festival tents, community and village halls.

Audience capacity up to 100 (adults and children)

Please contact the company for further details and to make bookings.

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The Crab Prince, Brighton Festival, Hangleton

  • Our Place, Hangleton Community Centre Harmsworth Crescent BN3 8BW United Kingdom (map)

A new interactive puppet show for children, recommended age 4 to 8. Performed by Joanna Neary. Written by Joanna Neary and Joseph Nixon, songs by Heather Minor. Directed by Emma Edwards.

Duration: 45-50 minutes

FREE

Marina The Marine Explorer tells the story of Scuttle The Crab. When Lucy gets into a pickle on the beach, she asks a funny looking crab for help. Lucy doesn't know that Scuttle The Crab longs to be human. Can Lucy make his dreams come true? Should Scuttle The Crab be careful what he wishes for? Marina needs some help to make life in the rock-pools good again for everyone.

An original and delightful comedy show with the chance for the audience to help save the day. Art materials provided.

Award winning comedian Joanna Neary starred in two CBBC series So Awkward as Mrs Jones The Librarian, appeared in Young Dracula and My Mad Fat Diary, and has made many successful stage shows for children in recent years.

Our kids loved getting involved and it was entertaining for the whole audience. Highly recommended.