Northern Ballet Brings THE LITTLE MERMAID to Edinburgh

Northern Ballet Brings THE LITTLE MERMAID to Edinburgh

Northern Ballet is bringing Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale to Edinburgh on the final leg of its World Première tour of The Little Mermaid. Telling the story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows in the search for love, the Leeds-based company returns to Edinburgh with performances of this new ballet at Festival Theatre Edinburgh from 22 - 24 March 2018.

The Little Mermaid is choreographed and directed by Northern Ballet's Artistic Director David Nixon OBE whose most recent creations for the Company include hits Cinderella, The Great Gatsby and Beauty & the Beast.

This acclaimed new production immerses audiences in the mystical underwater world of Andersen's famous fable with designs by Kimie Nakano (sets), Tim Mitchell (lighting) and David Nixon OBE (costumes). The production also features an original score by Sally Beamish.

David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director at Northern Ballet, said: 'The Little Mermaid is an enchanting story and the fantastical underwater world of the mermaids evokes such beautiful imagery. So many people have grown up with this classic tale and so I am looking forward to bringing this new production to Scotland for the first time and reintroducing our audience to the world beyond the waves.'

Northern Ballet is holding additional events at the theatre including a pre-show talk offering an intriguing insight into Northern Ballet and the production; as well as an audio-described performance and touch tour for visually-impaired patrons. For more information on these events visit

Tickets for The Little Mermaid are on sale now. To book visit or call the Box Office on 0131 529 6000.

Northern Ballet is one of the UK's leading ballet companies and the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Bold and innovative in its approach, Northern Ballet is prolific at creating new full-length work with a unique blend of strong classical technique and world-class storytelling. Northern Ballet's repertoire embraces popular culture and takes inspiration from literature, legend, opera and the classics, pushing the boundaries of what stories can be told through dance.

A champion for the cultural exports of the North, Leeds-based Northern Ballet is dedicated to bringing world-class story ballets to as many people and places as possible, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE. Northern Ballet's Company of 47 dancers performs a combination of its full-length ballets and specially created ballets for children at almost 50 venues annually. Providing the highest standard of live theatre experience, every Northern Ballet performance is accompanied by live music played by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Photo Credit: Guy Farrow

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