The Little Mermaid is an exciting new show for all the family created by Chantry Dance.
Local performer Ursula Whiteley joins the ensemble. Originally from Halifax, Ursula trained locally at Old School Danceworks and Dance Factory Theatre School before completing her vocational training and becoming a professional dancer and now she’s back in her hometown appearing alongside West End performers!
Rae Piper will play Aquaria the Little Mermaid, and Paul Chantry will play Calder the Prince. Piper and Chantry are well known as the choreographers of the Olivier-nominated David Walliams’ shows Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, which played in the West End recently.
The Little Mermaid also stars Shannon Parker as the Sea-Witch. Shannon is known for her appearances with Peter Parker as ‘Shannon and Pete’ on Britain’s Got Talent. Shannon and Pete were BGT finalists and Wild Card Winners, as well as finalists on Sky’s ‘Got To Dance’. Shannon has an incredible dance career, including roles as a Principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and Ballet Du Rhin.
Chantry’s new version of The Little Mermaid is based on the beloved Hans Christian Anderson story, but this production has a remarkable modern twist in the tale. Think a funky folk band, a charismatic guitarist and jealous rivalry amongst the band. Can Princess Aquaria ever regain her voice from the Sea-Witch?
The show features outstanding dancing and aerial acrobatics from the performers of Chantry Dance, beautiful costumes and a new score from composer Tim Mountain.
Don’t miss The Little Mermaid when it comes to The Victoria Theatre, Halifax, on 8th October.