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, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07594 258027
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.
Ariel: Aunt Ursula?
Ursula: (To audience) Well how marvellously convenient. (To Ariel) Ariel darling, you’re right on cue
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