Mermaid and the Mirror (2005)

White Horse Road
1 Nov - 26 Nov 2005
Age range: 3-7
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Journey with us to meet Spirallina, a mermaid who has left her solitary underwater world for a life on land. Spirallina loves to meet people and make friends, telling them about her life above and below the waves.

But when she looks in the mirror, Spirallina knows she is different. As she sits and reflects, Spirallina wonders if this is good or bad? Is it OK to be different from everyone else around her – or would it be better if she was just the same? Mermaid and the Mirror took audiences to a magical place, where two different worlds embrace, with unexpected outcomes….

Mermaid and the Mirror offered young audiences a unique theatrical experience celebrating and exploring difference, informing emerging opinions about disabilities at an early age. It was originally developed as apart of Exchange for Change in 2004 under the name Spirallina’s Tail. The production was presented in association with the London Disability Xposure 2005 Festival, and toured London venues.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

Production photos

Cast List

  • Mandy Colleran Mermaid

Creative Team

  • Sally Cookson Director
  • Jo Paul Designer
  • John O’Hara Composer
  • Helen Atkinson Stage Manager
  • Will Baker Assistant Stage Manager

Designs and Rehearsals



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