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BRIGHTON BITES: Pigtails Productions – The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe.

Here, Pigtails Productions tells us about their show, The Tap Dancing Mermaid, which they’ll be performing at The Warren.


How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A magical marine adventure for mer-boys and mer-girls, featuring hilarious puppets, live music, tap dancing and a very naughty seagull.

Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
Where else would a mermaid go to tap dance?

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Tap dancing on the pier, tap dancing in The Lanes, tap dancing in the arcades and tap dancing in the supermarket.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Curiosity: how does a mermaid tap dance?! And the parents love it just as much as the children.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Don’t forget your tap shoes!

If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Knickerbocker glory – because it’s got something for everyone: laughs, tap dancing, puppets, singing and a great story.


The Tap Dancing Mermaid runs at Brighton Fringe 20-21 May

For more information visit or www.pigtailsproductions

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