Review | Little Mermaid | Salford Quays’ The Lowry

Review | Little Mermaid | Salford Quays’ The Lowry


Through spectacular circus and spellbinding original folk songs, this much loved fable is re-imagined for the whole family.

When you think of The Little Mermaid, you usually think of the Disney film with the classic hits such as ‘Under the Sea‘ and ‘Part of Your World‘ – you don’t think about a gymnastic spectacular that is Metta Theatre‘s circus inspired show!


To just call these performers gymnasts wouldn’t do them justice – with only seven of them, they juggle multiple roles, play the soundtrack live on stage, sing, act, dance and even counterweighted the trapeze ropes themselves off stage. A truly talented cast.

Cast includes: Rosie Rowlands, Tilly Lee-Kronick, Rosalind Ford, Aelfwyn Shipton, Roo Jenkyn-Jones, Josh Frazer and Matt Knight.

With folk songs, the classic tale is redesigned to be enjoyed by the whole family. Leaving the audience audibly gasping as the Prince leaps into the sea!


A particular highlight of the show was the Seawitch (usually known as Ursula) and the use of a cyr wheel and how she traveled around the stage.


With gorgeous music and clever routines, the cast are very talented and entertain all the audience.

Little Mermaid is playing at The Lowry until Saturday April 14th, tickets and information can be found here.


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