TWAS Theatre Company

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SfS Little mermaid

Script Information

 

Adaptation - Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson

 

Duration - 35 minutes

 

Key Stage - Appropriate for Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3

 

Characters - 16 parts (including double casting)

 

Songs - Included within pack

 

Dances - Places for appropriate dance breaks are marked within the script

 

To hire this script please contact - Jenna Saiz, twastheatre@gmail.com or call 07594 258027

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Synopsis

Adapted by our resident children's playwright Rachel Wood, TWAS Theatre's The Little Mermaid follows the traditional characters we know and love. It is Ariel's 13th Birthday and once a year she is granted permission to the shore spending her day collecting precious 'thing-me-bobs'  to be sold under the sea. With a desire to be a human Ariel meets aunt Ursula to magically give her legs to walk a shore but in return Ursula desires Ariel's voice. When on the shore she meets with a curious girl called Amy who has lost her grandmother's music box. Meanwhile under the sea Ursula comes in contact with this precious music box and Sebastian and Ariel's Sisters work together to return Amy's valuable family ornament.

Extract

Ariel: Aunt Ursula?

 

Ursula: (To audience) Well how marvellously convenient. (To Ariel) Ariel darling, you’re right on cue

 

Ariel: Pardon?

 

Ursula: Oh nothing, nothing. What can I do for you?

 

Ariel: Well I need a favour

 

Ursula: Hmmmm, my dear I don’t like doing favours. I don’t believe in doing something for nothing

 

Ariel: If you help me do this I’ll give you anything you ask

 

Ursula: Oh really? (To audience) She really must be desperate (To Ariel) What do you want?

 

Ariel: I want to be human

 

Ursula: Goodness me - that is a large request

 

Ariel: Well I’m already halfway there. I just need you to take away the…..fish bits

 

Ursula: It’s rather a big job deary, are you sure you’re up for it?

 

Ariel: It’s all I’ve ever wanted

 

Ursula: Righty then let’s make it happen - one human coming right up