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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Leicester Comedy Festival

  • HEROES@THE CRITERION 44 Millstone Lane Leicester LE1 5JN United Kingdom (map)
Hilarious. Haven’t laughed this much in ages. Oh and the kids really enjoyed it too!

Scuttle the crab rescues a beach ball from his rock pool and it ruins his life.

Comedy with puppets, songs and a chance to save the day.

Joanna starred in CBBC series "So Awkward" as Mrs Jones."

Guide age 4-8.

Entry: £5 OR PWYW

Later Event: May 4
The Crab Prince, Bombanes