Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale for Mermaids on the Mersey, a series of events produced by Sarah Peverley and The Liverpool Players for Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities, 2016. Previewed at Senate House, London, 17 November 2016. First performed at The Walker Gallery, Liverpool, 19 November 2016. Reprise 20 May 2017 at The British Academy’s Literature Week.

Written and performed by Madelaine Smart.
Original music and editing by Alex Cottrell.
Produced by Sarah Peverley.
Featured image by AB Photography.
Watercolour artwork by Camille Grimshaw.

Acknowledgements: Mermaids on the Mersey was made possible through the support of The Leverhulme Trust and the Being Human Festival organisers and sponsors (The School of Advanced Study, University of London, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, and The British Academy).

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