La Mama Theatre
A VCE playlist Production
A manifesto for finding your voice and the power that comes with using it.
…she joined the chorus of the sea-doomed and sung the song that only sirens do, thrashing her tail and howling for herself.
The Mermaid is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, created by an award-winning intergenerational team of teenage and adult theatre makers. Their re-telling traces the journey of a fifteen year old mermaid and her transformation, obsession, sacrifice, self-destruction and self-actualisation. A tragicomedy with a teenage chorus that has a screaming vision for a hopeful tomorrow.
‘Fumi’s direction is focused on flowing, highly disciplined choreographed physicality powering the work’
– The Barefoot Review
Created by: Cassandra Fumi and Tennessee Mynott-Rudland
Devised with and performed by: Allegra Di Lallo, Harriet Lawson-Acar, An Dang, Theo Boltman, Casper Plum, Margaret Mills and Emily Goddard
Director: Cassandra Fumi
Stage Manager: Tennessee Mynott-Rudland
Composer: Chrisopher Bolton
Set and Costume Designer: Dann Barber
Lighting Designer: Rachel Burke
Dramaturgy: Vidya Rajan
Assistant Director: Tove Due
Image by Casper Plum