Rare Production’s Youth Performances of
The Little Mermaid
HOWARD ASHAM & GLENN SLATER
We are delighted to welcome Rare Productions back to the Towngate Theatre with their youth production of The Little Mermaid!
Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl – she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants 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!
Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, 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. This expanded but completely faithful form features the rambunctious and persuasive Under the Sea, the romantic expectation of Kiss the Girl, and that anthem to longing and belonging, Part of Your World.
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.co.uk