You might be staying in the city this Easter but you can still take a trip under the sea if you choose to go on an underwater adventure at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln.

The Clasketgate theatre’s spring show, prequel The Adventures of The Little Mermaid, runs between Sunday, April 7th to Sunday, April 14th.  A relaxed performance will take place on Wednesday, April 10th at 2pm.

After playing the Unicorn Fairy in the venue’s 2018 Christmas Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, TV personality Amelia Lily returns as The Sea Witch.  Amelia shot to fame in 2011 after reaching the final of The X Factor and has since finished runner-up on Celebrity Big Brother, released her own music and starred in numerous touring and West End theatrical productions.

Amelia will be joined on stage by Lincoln’s very own Georgia Hayes-Cowley, who will be taking the title role. Georgia most recently starred in the theatre’s 2022 Christmas pantomime as Cinderella and audiences may also recognise her from performances as Raksha (The Jungle Book, 2022), The Tin Woman (The Wizard of Oz, 2019) and the Slave of the Ring (Aladdin, 2017).

Also returning to the New Theatre Royal stage is Camilia O’Grady as Sally the Seagull. Camilia previously starred in the 2021 Christmas Pantomime, Beauty & the Beast, as Gigi Vavavoom and Serenity Rose, as well as last year’s Easter Production, The Wizard of Oz, as The Lion.

They will be joined by New Theatre Royal debutants Alex Singh as Sebbie The Crab, Patrick Péclard as Tanner the Turtle, and Daniel Grice as The Sea King.

And, after becoming an audience favourite as Toto in last year’s Easter production, The Wizard of Oz, and appearing alongside Ian Waite for several performances in the theatre’s most recent Christmas pantomime, Aladdin, Pumpkin is back to perform in selected performances!  Paralysed from the waist down, Pumpkin is an advocate for animals with disabilities, appearing on national news programmes including BBC Breakfast, leading community dog walks and working as a therapy dog.

Artistic director, producer, writer and director, Natalie Hayes-Cowley, said, “We are always looking for new ways to wow audiences, so we thought it would be fun to bring an ‘underwater spectacle’ to the stage.

“We have a whopping 25 local, young performers in our junior ensemble, along with our brilliant principle cast… it’s going to be busy backstage!

“We are also thrilled to welcome Pumpkin back to the New Theatre Royal stage as Stella the Starfish. Not only does she steal the show, she also captures the hearts of all who meet her. It’s an honour to play a small part in helping promote all the good work that Pumpkin and her charity do for other animals.

“The Adventures of The Little Mermaid, which is a prequel to The Little Mermaid, is one of our in-house productions. These are vital to the survival of Lincoln’s treasured theatre because the venue keeps the ticket revenue raised, which is then re-invested, opposed to touring productions where the theatre only sees between 15% to 20% of ticket sales. So, to anyone who does buy a ticket, we just want to say a huge thank you, their purchase contributes to keeping the theatre’s doors open.

“This colourful, family show has something for everyone. Outstanding vocals, comical characters and beautiful choreography, all showcased within a revolving set. We can’t wait for audiences to see it!”

Tickets start from £21 (adults), £15 (child), £19 (over 65s), £66 (family of four – maximum two adults).
You can book tickets by calling the Box Office on 01522 519999 or online at