Mermaid, The

Carl Davis

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A musical based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, with music by Carl Davis, and the book and lyrics by Hiawyn Oram.


Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, ​this musical tells the story of Oriana, the youngest of the royal mermaids who rescues a human prince from drowning, falls in love with him and gives her voice to the wicked Sea Witch in exchange for legs so she can follow him onto land and pursue her heart's desire - albeit voiceless and unable to tell him who she is or how she feels! Written for children, this show is perfect to be performed by schools.


Optional obbligato (violin/flute/clarinet/alto saxophone)

Drum Kit


1 Guitar

1 Piano/Synthesizer

1 Bass (string or electric)

Obbligato parts: versions available for C instruments, Bb instruments and a single transposed part for violin, flute, clarinet and alto saxophone.

Can also be performed with piano accompaniment 


The songbook can be purchased from the Faber Music store or hired from the Faber Music Hire Library.

Vocal parts, scripts, full score and instrumental parts available for hire.

​Rights available from Faber Musicals.


Application pack includes application form, song and character lists, terms and conditions and costing details. Download your application pack below:




Cast Size: Flexible

Genre(s): Musical Theatre, Romantic, School Show