Middle Child have announced plans to stage an integrated, Polish-described performance of their pantomime, The Little Mermaid, in Hull this Christmas.
A Polish performer will join the cast on stage at Jubilee Central as a Polish-speaking fairy who narrates the show for the benefit of the city’s large Polish community.
The performance follows Middle Child’s production of Us Against Whatever, in association with Hull Truck Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, which included Polish characters, dialogue and captioning.
Paul Smith, artistic director of Middle Child, said: “We know there are many Polish families in Hull looking for theatre experiences to enjoy together and our pantomimes make for great nights out at Christmas.
“We’re really excited to make our rock and roll panto even more accessible and welcome our Polish-speaking neighbours to the show.”
Edyta Budnik, who starred in Us Against Whatever, plays the Polish-speaking fairy.
Nastazja Somers, who collaborated with writer Maureen Lennon on Us Against Whatever, is working on the Polish parts of Paul Smith’s script.
The performance will take place on Saturday 28th December at 6pm. Other accessible performances include BSL interpretation on Friday 27th December at 6pm and 10pm.
Tickets are on sale now via middlechildtheatre.co.uk or by calling the box office, supplied by Hull Truck Theatre, on 01482 323638.
[Jamie Potter – Middle Child]