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Little Mermaid

Age: 5+

7 December 2017 - 14 January 2018

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Overview

"It’s a gorgeous, generous, love-filled treasure trove of a show that will stay with you and your family for many years to come. I hope you enjoy it" Bristol24/7

"Highly original and deliciously quirky ... thoughtful and entertaining. This little mermaid gives familial expectations and fairytale cliches a thorough dunking" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Co-devised by Pins & Needles and Bea Roberts
Written by Bea Roberts
Co-directed by Cameron Carver and Emma Earle
Designed by Zoë Squire

Thousands of leagues deep beneath the sea, a shipwrecked 1950s cruise liner is the grand palace where five young mermaids live on the cusp of mermaidenhood. Unlike her sisters who are happy not to rock the boat, Morgan has an enquiring mind, a brave spirit  and a niggling sense that she doesn’t fit in.

When the troublemaking Aunt Celeste encourages Morgan to head above water, she surfaces in a 1980s yacht party on the English Riviera, the land she has always dreamed of, and must quickly find her feet … literally!

With elements of both period drama and lively rom-com, LITTLE MERMAID combines poignant undertones with fairytale magic, creating a hilarious and exciting family adventure, all set to a shimmering soundtrack of classic 80s pop!

This new version, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved story, is by award-winning playwright, Bea Roberts. Bea won the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting award for And Then Come the Nightjars and in 2015 she won the J.B. Priestley Award from the Royal Literary Fund. She is currently writer on attachment to the National Theatre Studio.

The cast includes Emile Clarke, who grew up in Bath before training at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), and has since performed with the Bristol Old Vic, and toured the UK and Paris in productions for Disney and the Museum of London; and Jordan Whyte, who starred in the egg’s much-loved production of The Queen’s Knickers, and has visited the egg and the Ustinov Studio in many of Theatre Alibi’s productions.

 

Little Mermaid is sponsored by King Edward's School

A school full of creative possibilities, committed to nurturing young talent across music, dance and drama. King Edward’s is delighted to sponsor this year’s Christmas production of Little Mermaid


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    highly original and deliciously quirky... It knocks both Hans Christian Andersen and Disney out of the ocean - The Guardian
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    It’s a gorgeous, generous, love-filled treasure trove of a show that will stay with you and your family for many years to come - Bristol24/7
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  • Cast

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    EMILE CLARKE

    GEORGIA FROST

    CAROLINE GARLAND

    TIMOTHY O'HARA

    MEGHAN TREADWAY

    ANNA WHEATLEY

    JORDAN WHYTE

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    Running Time:  2 hours including an interval

    Times: please see table

    Tickets: 
    Adults: £18.50
    Children & Students: £12
    Preview: All tickets £10 (7th & 8th December)
    Schools: £8 plus one free teacher ticket for every 10 booked (11th ticket free) green performances only

    • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
    • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 - 2 years; all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket.
    • Lap seats are not available on performances recommended for children aged 0 - 2 years
    • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

     

     

     

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