The Little Mermaid

Oberon Books
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On the Little Mermaid's fifteenth birthday she visits the world above the sea for the first time and falls in love with a prince whom she rescues from a storm....


Capturing the magic and cruelty of Hans Christian Andersen's original tale, this powerful new version reveals the spectacle of the worlds below and above the sea, and the sadness of unfulfilled romance between a mermaid and a prince.


This was a touring production by Sphinx Theatre Company which opened at Greenwich Theatre in September 2004.
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About the author

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

Pam Gems' first major success was Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi staged in 1976. Among her other best-known works are Piaf (1978), Camille (1984), The Danton Affair (1986), The Blue Angel (1991), The Snow Palace (1997) and Stanley (1997), based on the life of the painter Stanley Spencer, first produced at the RNT.

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Publisher
Oberon Books
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Published on
Sep 22, 2004
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781849437912
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Language
English
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Genres
Drama / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Drama / General
Performing Arts / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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