Little Mermaid

Developed in collaboration with Pins and Needles Productions.

“Bea Roberts’ Little Mermaid for the Egg theatre, Bath is, without exaggeration, a thing of beauty. Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale is mixed with British folklore ancient and modern in a story of teenage rebellion, feminism and, eventually, love”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★- The Stage

“Big in imagination, big in talent and big in ambition, it is, in Ms Roberts’ hands, that gold standard of fantasy, a perfectly realised parallel universe – under the sea”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★- Stagetalk Magazine

“For a traditional story getting a thrilling rewrite and a heroine really being given a voice, look no further than Bea Roberts’ highly original and deliciously quirky take on The Little Mermaid at the Egg in Bath. It knocks both Hans Christian Andersen and Disney out of the ocean” 

The Guardian


Thousands of leagues deep beneath the sea, a shipwrecked 1950s cruise liner is the grand palace where five little mermaids live – but don’t imagine this is going to be a pink and frilly princess story…

Unlike her sisters who are happy with a life of dances, duty and dignitaries, Morgan is sick of swimming in sync. Our heroine is a scruffy mermaid with an enquiring mind, a brave spirit and a niggling sense that she doesn’t fit in. From family feuds and exile to secret underwater nightclubs, and holiday romance, this is one mermaid’s journey from the murkiest depths of the ocean to fulfil her dreams.

Thrillingly magical, breathtakingly visual, hilarious and mischievous, Little Mermaid promises an amazing family adventure, all set to a shimmering soundtrack of classic 80s pop.


Creative Team:

Co-Devised by Pins and Needles and Bea Roberts, Book and lyrics by Bea Roberts

Co-Directed by Emma Earle and Cameron Carver

Designed by Zoe Squire

Music by Jack Drewry

Sound by Jon Everett

Lighting by Ric Mountjoy

Assistant Director – Abi Clarke

Assistant Designer – Charlotte Cooke

Little Mermaid ran from the 7th December – 14th January at the Egg Theatre in Bath. 

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