Mermaid (NHB Modern Plays)

Mermaid (NHB Modern Plays)

By Polly Teale

  • Release Date : 2014-04-09
  • Genre : Theatre
  • FIle Size : 0.76 MB
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Mermaid (NHB Modern Plays) A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of love, loss and desire, transported to a contemporary setting.

Beneath the ocean's waves there is no death or pain or separation. Above, the modern world is beset with war, poverty and desire.

On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind for ever when she falls in love with a mortal prince. She knows that she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean - but must she destroy herself in order to be loved?

Polly Teale's Mermaid was first performed by Shared Experience and Nottingham Playhouse on a UK tour in 2015.

'wonderfully atmospheric'

'an enchanting fairy story brought splashing into present-day, superbly woven around a highly descriptive text' The Public Reviews