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When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees.

Falling in love with a mortal Prince she leaves her magical underwater world behind, losing her voice and enduring immense pain to make the ultimate sacrifice for love.

From breath-taking underwater scenes to vibrant life on land, rediscover Hans Christian Andersen's original fairytale performed by Northern Ballet's world-class dancers with Celtic-inspired music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Book now to experience this immersive and beautiful ballet.

This production contains periods of flashing 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
Set Design
  • Kimie Nakano
Lighting Design
Costume Design Assistant
Music licenced by arrangement with

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

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