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The Little Mermaid Ballet (Burklyn Youth Ballet)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

A beautiful rendition of a fairytale convention, ‘The Little Mermaid Ballet’ is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, rather than the more popular Disney version; with a much happier ending, however. Expressive and wonderfully performed by a talented young cast, this lavish extravaganza presented a tale of magic, love, and oceanic escapades. Though speech was absent from the piece as it is indeed a ballet, the colourful exposure and dazzling costumes evoked reverence from the entire audience – even its youngest members, who proved attentive throughout the entire show. As the ballet drew to a spectacular close, children were invited to meet the affable cast, allowing for a unique opportunity to finally become acquainted with their storybook favourites.

Zoo Southside, 11 – 20 Aug, 10.30am (11.30am), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp24.
tw rating 4/5