Rehearsals are under way for a 1950’s circus revamp of ‘Little Mermaid’ coming to The Lowry, Manchester Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th April.
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, Metta Theatre’s new version will receive a 1950’s makeover when it comes to The Lowry in April.
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).
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.
Metta Theatre are supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.