Polly Teale(Nick Hern Books)

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A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of love, loss and desire, transported to a contemporary setting.

Beneath the ocean's waves there is no death or pain or separation.

Above, the modern world is beset with war, poverty and desire.

On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind for ever when she falls in love with a mortal prince.

She knows that she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean - but must she destroy herself in order to be loved?

Polly Teale's <i>Mermaid</i> was first performed by Shared Experience and Nottingham Playhouse on a UK tour in 2015.

'wonderfully atmospheric' <i></i>

'an enchanting fairy story brought splashing into present-day, superbly woven around a highly descriptive text' <i>The Public Reviews</i>


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