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Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world.

When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.

Northern Ballet’s beautiful new ballet will reimagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and take you on a journey beneath the waves.

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, and performed to an original score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, book now to see this spectacular new production.

This production contains strobe lighting.

Running time 2 hours 5 minutes (approximately)

The Stage
The Times
Southside Advertiser
The List
The Herald
Dana and Prince Adair dance happily
Marilla is lifted by the waves of the ocean
Matthew Koon leaps impressively in The Little Mermaid
Riku Ito jumps high in The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid Characters

Read on to find out more about the key characters from The Little Mermaid.
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The Little Mermaid Story

Marilla, the youngest mermaid, sings an exquisite song; left alone with her friend Dillion the seahorse, she contemplates the world above.
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The Little Mermaid Photos

Photos from The Little Mermaid
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The Little Mermaid Videos

Clips and excerpts from the stage and behind-the-scenes of The Little Mermaid.
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Creative Team

Director, Choreographer, Costume Designer and Scenario
  • Sally Beamish
Additional Orchestrations
  • John Longstaff
Set Design
  • Kimie Nakano
Lighting Design
  • Tim Mitchell
Costume Design Assistant
Music licenced by arrangement with

Header image taken by Guy Farrow, production images taken by Emma Kauldhar.

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