The Mermaid

La Mama Theatre

Event Date: 
6 May 2020 to 16 May 2020

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 i​s 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.

★★★★1/2

‘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