Tessa Bide Productions

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

It’s time to hear the Moon’s story, one you will NEVER forget…

Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps out of her house every night to shuffle and stomp on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home any more since her evil, tractor-sized Aunty banned it! But then, one moonlit night, Marina meets a mysterious, watery boy swimming in the sea and her life is never the same again…

Tessa Bide Productions present stunning puppets, original live music and tap dancing that will make you want to stick 50ps to your shoes and join in!

Recommended for ages 3+

Part of Dancin’ Oxford 2023

Have a Go at Tap

12.45pm – 1.30pm

A free family workshop with Tessa Bide, for anyone who has ever wanted to have a go at making noise with their feet! Places are free but limited – bookable on a first come, first served basis for The Tap Dancing Mermaid ticketholders.


“A must-see if you fancy satisfying your inner child-at-heart; even better if you can take younger children”

A Younger Theatre

“If you drew up a checklist of all the things a good children’s show should contain, The Tap Dancing Mermaid would tick every box”

The List

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

12 March 2023 - 11:00 am
12 March 2023 - 2:30 pm

Full Price: £8
Concession: £6
Under 2s: Free

Extra information

Babes in arms aged under two are free but you will need to book a ticket for them – select the “under two” option when you’re booking.

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