Mayflower Theatre to host World Premiere of Northern Ballet’s The Little Mermaid


Southampton’s very own Mayflower Theatre is set to host the world premiere of Northern Ballet’s latest production, The Little Mermaid.

Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows in a search for love and the desire to gain a human soul.

This new production, directed and choreographed by David Nixon, will premiere right here in Southampton from 21st– 23rd September 2017, before going on to tour around the country.

Speaking of the production, Nixon said:

“2017 will be an exemplary example of Northern Ballet’s commitment to continuing to create new work and contributing to the dynamic UK dance scene. With an unprecedented three new full-length ballets in one year, I am delighted that we will be presenting audiences with such a diverse range of new productions. As a company of talented dance actors, Northern Ballet is in a privileged position to be able to adapt so many different works and continue to challenge the idea of what stories can be told through dance.”

“The Little Mermaid is an enchanting story and the fantastical underwater world of the mermaids evokes such beautiful imagery that it will be an excellent addition to our repertoire. So many people have grown up with an awareness of this classic tale and so I am looking forward to introducing audiences to the world beyond the waves.”

Balletic adaptations of Casanova and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas are also set to arrive in 2017.

Tickets for the Mayflower shows will go on sale in November.



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