TODAY Performance in the Park Pendal Storytellers: The Little Mermaid
The story of a little mermaid named Ariel comes to life at Baysgarth Park this afternoon (August 11) starting at 2pm. She lives in an underwater kingdom with her widowed father (the Sea King), her grandmother, and her older sisters. When a mermaid turns fifteen, she is permitted to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above, and when her sisters become old enough, each of them visits the upper world one at a time every year. As each returns, the Little Mermaid listens longingly to their descriptions of the world inhabited by human beings. When the Little Mermaid’s turn comes, she rises up to the surface, watches a birthday celebration being held on a ship in honour of a handsome Prince, and falls in love with him. A violent storm hits, sinking the ship, and the Little Mermaid saves the prince from drowning. The unconscious Prince never sees the Little Mermaid or even realizes that it was she who had originally saved his life. Find out if the Little Mermaid wins her Prince and if life is really better below the waves. This lovingly created musical will enchant and entertain as you follow Ariel’s journey to the world above the waves.
The performance is free.