The Little Mermaid - Cancelled In Person Performances

By Mike Kenny
Derby Theatre Productions , Family Friendly
Sunday 29 November 2020

In-Person Performances Cancelled

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As Derby is currently in Tier 3 restrictions, we are sad that all in-person performances of The Little Mermaid will no longer go ahead. However, you won't have to miss out on a theatrical treat this Christmas... We are thrilled that you will still be able to watch The Little Mermaid online via a full show recording! Tickets are on sale now for just £20 per household.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an existing in-person booking for The Little Mermaid, we will be in touch with you directly to highlight the options available to you, including the option to transfer to an online performance.

Far below the crashing waves of the ocean’s surface, and into its deepest depths, is where our story begins. The Little Mermaid finds herself out of her depth as she battles with storms and witches to find her one true love.

The Little Mermaid weaves a magical tale of love, loss and adventure where two fish characters take us on a journey with the ever-curious little mermaid, who is enthralled with the unknown world above the sea and the humans that inhabit it. The Little Mermaid longs to leave her beautiful world and chase happiness as a human… but transformation and love come at a price.

Directed by Sarah Brigham and from the amazingly talented creative team who have produced many much-loved Derby Theatre Christmas shows, this enchanting story promises to be a theatrical experience that will thrill children and adults alike.

The Little Mermaid is based on the original production by Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre.


See It Safely

The Little Mermaid  was due to officially launch the re-opening of Derby Theatre for in-person performances.

When we will finally re-open, safety measures will include socially distanced seating, reduced capacity, e-tickets, staff wearing protective face visors, hand sanitisation stations, enhanced cleaning schedules, plus much more.

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These stringent measures have all been put in place to fully adhere to government guidelines and to ensure our audiences feel safe and confident in visiting us.

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Digital Packages for Schools

If you are school group or class that is unable to join us in person, why not book for your whole school to watch The Little Mermaid together online - available in three different packages. 

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To make a schools’ booking for The Little Mermaid: please email with ‘The Little Mermaid Schools’ Booking’ in the subject line of the email.


The Little Mermaid Christmas 2020 Cast

The Little Mermaid cast will feature two teams of actors who will perform on alternate days. L-R: April Nerissa Hudson, Oliver Ashworth, Joelle Brabban and Jordan Laidley.

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Creative Team

By Mike Kenny

Directed by Sarah Brigham

Running Time: approx 55 minutes (no interval)