Children’s classic Little Mermaid given 1950s revamp at the Lowry theatre

Debbie Manley | 13th April 2018

Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Anderson’s classic children’s tale Little Mermaid first published in 1837, has received a 1950s circus makeover at The Lowry until Saturday 14 April at 7pm.
Metta Theatre known for combining circus, new writing and physical theatre with popular stories, take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic children’s tale Little Mermaid, first published in 1837.
Set in an era where binary male & female roles were the norm, the young prince dreams of fleeing to an alternative world under the sea, whilst the Little Mermaid longs to rise and glimpse the world of man.
Known for their powerful visual storytelling from a female perspective, Metta Theatre’s Little Mermaid continues this legacy with another predominantly female cast made up of some of the country’s leading circus artists and actor musicians including Rosie Rowlands (Little Mermaid), Tilly Lee Kronick (Little Mermaid), Matt Knight (Prince), Rosalind Ford (Eldest Mermaid), Aelfwyn Shipton (Mermaid), Josh Frazer (Mermaid), Rupert Jenkyn Jones (Sea Witch).
From the creative team that brought you their smash hit Jungle Book, Metta Theatre Artistic Directors Poppy Burton-Morgan and William Reynolds join composer Matt Devereaux this is an uplifting version of one of literature’s best-loved stories; a triumphant tale of love conquering all.

Little Mermaid is on Friday 13 April at 7pm, Saturday 14 April at 2pm and 7pm. To book tickets click here.

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