mermaid

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Shared Experience Theatre Company / Nottingham Playhouse

directed by Polly Teale

Sound, music and stunning movement work were integral to Shared Experience’s dark and visceral re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale. The score weaves thunderous seascapes with live singing by choirs of teenage girls creating the unearthly music of the mermaids.

Press comments:

‘…a piercingly poetic meditation on the myths and pressures of modern femininity…an irresistible current of tempestuous emotion…the whole, with gorgeous, unearthly music by Jon Nicholls, is a siren song of pain, ecstasy and cruel seduction, intensified by a watchful chorus of young women, recruited locally throughout the production’s tour, who swell the cast on stage to sing it. Heart-breakingly beautiful.’ ( ***** The Times)