RARE Productions is the largest UK’s largest amateur theatre movement for young people, with over 5,000 participants, 50,000 audiences and 100 professional practitioners creating unique experiences across 35 regional partner venues.
This summer, they are excited to present their latest production of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film; The Little Mermaid!
Mermaid Princess Ariel lives in an enchanted undersea country, ruled over by her father, the King. With friends around her and a love of singing, Ariel's life should be a happy one, but this passionate, headstrong teenager longs for what she cannot have - to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human Prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric's love within three days - or lose her soul to the ambitious witch!
This musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater, with all your favourites including Under the Sea, the romantic expectation of Kiss the Girl, and that anthem to longing and belonging, Part of Your World.