The Little Mermaid to float onto Edinburgh stage

Northern Ballet is bringing Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale to Edinburgh on the final leg of its World Première tour of The Little Mermaid.

Telling the story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows in the search for love, the Leeds-based company returns to Edinburgh with performances of this new ballet at Festival Theatre Edinburgh from 22-24 March 2018.

 The Little Mermaid is choreographed and directed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE whose most recent creations for the Company include hits Cinderella, The Great Gatsby and Beauty & The Beast.

This acclaimed new production immerses audiences in the mystical underwater world of Andersen’s famous fable with designs by Kimie Nakano (sets), Tim Mitchell (lighting) and David Nixon OBE (costumes). The production also features an original score by Sally Beamish.

‘The Little Mermaid is an enchanting story and the fantastical underwater world of the mermaids evokes such beautiful imagery,” says David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director at Northern Ballet.

“So many people have grown up with this classic tale and so I am looking forward to bringing this new production to Scotland for the first time and reintroducing our audience to the world beyond the waves.’

Northern Ballet is holding additional events at the theatre including a pre-show talk offering an intriguing insight into Northern Ballet and the production; as well as an audio-described performance and touch tour for visually-impaired patrons.

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Tickets for The Little Mermaid are on sale now. To book visit or call the Box Office on 0131 529 6000.

Photo: Emma Kauldhar

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