For my Mer-friends across the pond, Writer/Director Polly Teale explores a deeper and very personal meaning to the Hans Christian Andersen classic story with “Mermaid,” a touring production for the Shared Experience Theater Company.
From the “Shared Experience” website
“Shared Experience is renowned for its thrilling adaptions of literary classics.
Using a choir of local young women to create an unearthly musical landscape Shared Experience conjures the magical world of Mermaids.
We will have a chorus of young women in each of the cities the tour is visiting who will be part of the production, performing on stage and creating the sound of the Mermaids. They will also take part in a nationwide project that accompanies the show that looks at the effect of the media on girl’s sense of self and empowers them to challenge myths about femininity.”
Polly talks about the inspiration for her theatrical adaptation of Mermaid (Based on the book by Hans Christian Andersen) with The Arts Desk. You can click on the link to read the full interview…
“The Shared Experience director discovers a fresh path into the underwater world of Hans Christian Andersen. Feature by Polly Teale”