A full length play suitable for youth groups to perform. A large cast with opportunities for doubling in necessary. Based on the much-loved tale by Hans Christian Anderson this play tells the story of Pearl, a mermaid who lives in the underwater kingdom with her father King Poseidon, her mother Queen Amphitrite and all her sisters. The younger mermaids are taught by school mistress Mrs Krill and Charles the lobster is in charge of party planning for Pearl's birthday. Pearl is now old enough to swim to the surface and see humans for the first time. Once she gets to the surface she sees Prince Stefan and it is love at first sight. She stays too long and her father, angered by her disobedience, whips up a storm which results in Stefan and his crew crashing onto the shores of the Kingdom of Durdle Dor. Pearl saves him from drowning but he is discovered and nursed back to health by Queen Cristabel. Pearl seeks the help of the Sea Witch Drusilla and her side-kick sharks, Fankie and Tony. In return for helping Pearl walk on land, Drusilla demands that Pearl gives her her voice. Once on land Pearl is rescued by Stefan but is unable to tell him how she feels and with the return of Queen Cristabel it appears that all is lost but with the help of her friends and sisters, the evil Drusilla is overcome and all live happily ever after.
The Little Mermaid by Lucy Driver
All scripts are sent in the form of a PDF. You may request a reading copy. No performance may take place without a licence.