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The Little Mermaid and Other ‘Tails’ – March 2018

About The Show

Join me Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s finest shopkeeper – sorry, storyteller! – on a magical journey under the sea as I tell three of my most famous tales to a very unhappy opera singer. Can The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling cheer her up and make her sing again?

This is the third children’s show from Spontaneous Productions’ creative team after their smash-hit versions of Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears in 2017. Passionate about creating original theatre for young audiences, the company aims to reinvent classic tales with a modern twist, often surprising and always entertaining.

The Credits

Producer and director — Jonathan Kaufman
Movement director — Helen Jeckells
Filmed sequences — Joe Kaufman, Red Kite Films
Adaptation — Jonathan Kaufman and Paul Tornbohm
Original songs and music — Paul Tornbohm
Set and costume design — Abby & Alice

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Photo credits: Philip Pound

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The Cast

Hjalmar Nordén as Hans Christian Andersen

Helen Jeckells as Anna Helena

Serael Asphall as The Little Mermaid