Based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Little Mermaid is brought to life with sumptuous costumes, inventive sets and gorgeous puppets.
Featuring singing clams and big-lipped jelly-fish, witty dialogue and foot-tapping tunes, the show is set to capture the imagination of all ages.
Fred Abrahamse directs the stellar cast of six performers, showcasing some of South Africa’s finest musical theatre talents led by Thalia Burt (Hairspray, A Chorus Line) in the title role as the Little Mermaid.
Award-winning Earl Gregory (Hairspray, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls, Beautiful Creatures, Aint Misbehavin’, High School Musical) reprises his role as the lovable lobster.
The jealous and evil Sea Witch is performed by Candice Van Litsenborgh, who is well known for her roles in Assassins, Show Boat,I love You, You’re Perfect...Now Change, Chess, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Much Ado About Nothing at Maynardville.
Prince Charming is played by the handsome young Michael Wallace (A Chorus Line, Annie, Hairspray) other members of the cast include Jaco Nothnagel (Elizabeth, almost by chance a woman, between you & me, Damage Control, LIE) as Eel and other characters while Roelof Storm (A Streetcar Named Desire, Romeo & Juliet,Kind Hamlet) plays the Tutor and other characters.
The Little Mermaid runs at the Baxter Flipside from 4 December until 5 January 2013 at 10am and 12pm daily.
Ticket prices are R60 for children under 12 and R70 for adults. Booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000
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