Mermaid

$23.99

ISBN: 9781848424869
Author: Polly Teale
Publication Date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 64pp.

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A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of love, loss and desire, transported to a contemporary setting.

Beneath the ocean’s waves there is no death or pain or separation. Above, the modern world is beset with war, poverty and desire.

On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind for ever when she falls in love with a mortal prince. She knows that she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean – but must she destroy herself in order to be loved?

Polly Teale’s Mermaid was first performed by Shared Experience and Nottingham Playhouse on a UK tour in 2015.

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