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Northern Ballet presents The Little Mermaid

A magical ballet production of Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale

When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. Falling in love with a mortal Prince she leaves her magical underwater world behind, losing her voice and enduring immense pain to make the ultimate sacrifice for love.

From breath-taking underwater scenes to vibrant life on land, rediscover Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale performed by Northern Ballet’s world-class dancers with Celtic-inspired music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

This production contains strobe lighting


****’This Little Mermaid hooked me’ The Times

****’Thoroughly absorbing’ The Stage

Creative Team

Director, Choreographer, Costumer Designer and Scenario – David Nixon OBE

Composer – Sally Beamish

Additional Orchestrations – John Longstaff

Set Design – Kimie Nakano

Lighting Design – Tim Mitchell

Costume Design Assistant – Julie Anderson

Music licenced by arrangement with – Peters Edition Ltd


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