Mayflower Theatre to host World Premiere of Northern Ballet’s The Little Mermaid in September 2017

Mayflower Theatre in Southampton is to host the World Première of Northern Ballet’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Little Mermaid from 21 – 23 September 2017. Tickets go on sale from 30 November.

Northern Ballet's The Little Mermaid

Northern Ballet’s The Little Mermaid

Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows in a search for love and the desire to gain a human soul. The Little Mermaid will be choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE whose most recent creations for the Company include Cinderella, The Great Gatsby and Beauty & the Beast. This new production will première in Southampton from 21 – 23 September 2017 before a UK Tour.

David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director at Northern Ballet, said: ‘2017 will be an exemplary example of Northern Ballet’s commitment to continuing to create new work and contributing to the dynamic UK dance scene. With an unprecedented three new full-length ballets in one year, I am delighted that we will be presenting audiences with such a diverse range of new productions. As a company of talented dance actors Northern Ballet is in a privileged position to be able to adapt so many different works and continue to challenge the idea of what stories can be told through dance. The Little Mermaid is an enchanting story and the fantastical underwater world of the mermaids evokes such beautiful imagery that it will be an excellent addition to our repertoire. So many people have grown up with an awareness of this classic tale and so I am looking forward to introducing audiences to the world beyond the waves.’

Tickets for Northern Ballet’s The Little Mermaid (21 – 23 September 2017) are on sale from 30 November from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk. Ovation Restaurant bookings: 02380 711833