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Duration: 2 - 15 Jan - Hurry! Final week! Last show Sat 15 Jan!
Price: $18 – $52
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A wonderfully watery Wellington tale returns in 2022!


Our highly-acclaimed Panto team is back in the new year with a Hans Christian Andersen tale but with a twist … and a bucket fountain full of local references.

Gavin Rutherford returns as our beloved Dame: “Shelly Bay – a poor lonely widow fisherwoman”.

Join us for a Panto overflowing with laughs and toe tapping, tail flapping songs which will be sure to have the whole family leaving with a tune in their heart and a smile on their gills.



Circa Theatre’s pantomime dame retiring after 12 years in the role – stuff.co.nz (7 Jan 2022)



2020 panto audiences said:

An utterly outstanding show – the writing, witty dialogue, singing costumes, performers, audience involvement … EVERYTHING!!!

‘An utterly outstanding show’

‘It appealed to the whole audience from very young children to grandparents and everyone in between. I loved all of it.’

‘I haven’t been to a Pantomime before and it blew my socks off’


The Little Mermaid: The Pantomime
By Simon Leary and Gavin Rutherford


Directed by Susan Wilson
Music arranged and Directed by Michael Nicholas Williams
2 – 15 Jan Hurry! Final week! Last show Sat 15 Jan!

Circa One
Tues – Sat 6.30pm
2pm matinee – Sat 8 Jan
$18 – $52

$122 Family Pass

Runtime: 2 hours (approx.) incl. a 15-minute interval

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Image by Stephen A’Court and Design by Rose Miller, Kraftwork