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The Little Mermaid

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A Bristol Old Vic production
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted by Joel Horwood
Directed by Simon Godwin
Designed by Jon Bausor

Love is the oldest magic, more powerful than all the sea.

This Christmas, immerse yourself in the underwater world of The Little Mermaid and experience a tale of heroic adventure, true love, luminous music and a generous splash of festive magic.

Take our Little Mermaid's hand and dive into a world where the good seafolk dwell amongst the iridescent corals, swaying seaweed and drifting flotsam and jetsam. But evil lurks in these depths too, as the dreaded Sea Witch plots and schemes to rule over Up There. Will our spirited heroine make the biggest decision of her life and risk everything to save the kingdom and win her true love's heart?

The Little Mermaid continues Bristol Old Vic's run of special Christmas shows including smash hits Peter Pan, Coram Boy and Swallows and Amazons. This year Simon Godwin (Bristol Old Vic Associate Artist and Evening Standard Award winner) directs this extraordinary production of Hans Christian Andersen's much loved classic tale.

Make The Little Mermaid part of your Christmas celebrations this year and enjoy a festive spectacular that you and your family will cherish.


A highly entertaining modern version of Andersen`s much-loved fairytale ."

The Stage

Bristol Old Vic's latest family show combines physical theatre and nu-folk songs quite enchantingly...Witty and worth catching"

The Times

the magic rises to the surface just like the enchanting mermaid herself."

Bristol Post

aims high and catches the human heart."

The Observer


A beautifully poignant telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale"

The Financial Times


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The Little Mermaid
28 Nov-18 Jan
7pm, 2pm
(and 4pm on Boxing Day and New Year's Day)
(plus 50p card fee and £1 postage if required)
Ages: 7+

The Cast
Martin Bassindale
Lindsay Dukes
Tom Godwin
Billy Howle
Donnla Hughes
Clare Lams
Katie Moore
Beverly Rudd
Tristan Sturrock

The Creative Team
Joel Horwood Adaptor
Simon Godwin Director
Jon Bausor Designer
Toby Sedgwick Director of Movement 
Shlomo and DJ Walde Co-composers and Musical Directors
Gregory Clarke Sound Designer
Guy Hoare Lighting Desiger
Laila Diallo Choreographer of dance sequences

Photography by Simon Annand
Trailer by Farrows Creative

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