It’s Competition Time at Nottingham Playhouse


The world premiere of Mermaid opens in March 2015 at Nottingham Playhouse. Adapted from the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, writer and director Polly Teale transports the story to a contemporary setting in this spell binding new production.

What’s it all about?

mermaidBelow the ocean there is no death or pain or separation. Above the water is the modern world beset with war, poverty and need. On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind forever 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? Mermaid is a powerful coming of age story about love, loss and longing.

You can win a pair of tickets to Mermaid Student Night and see a world of mermaids come to life in this magical, mysterious play. For 2 free tickets to and a complimentary cocktail on Monday 16th March, simply answer this question:

Mermaid is based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. But what was the full name of the Disney film adapted version?

Watch the trailer here.

Email your answer and contact details to, with the subject ‘Mermaid Student Competition’. The winner will be notified on Tuesday 10th March.

Mermaid is running from Fri 13 – Sat 21 March 2015 at Nottingham Playhouse and is co-produced with Shared Experience. More information can be found at


Terms and Conditions

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability. Tickets cannot be exchanged to a different performance. Tickets will be allocated by Nottingham Playhouse. Tickets are non-transferrable. Proof of age may be required.