Meow Meow's Little Mermaid
Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid is a decidedly un-Disney cabaret, where sexy spectacle drips into a bittersweet take on what constitutes a ‘happy ending’. Join post-postmodern diva Meow Meow as she raucously subverts Hans Christian Andersen’s mermaid tale of teen self-sacrifice, salvation and seduction.
In this glittering production, a world of sea shanties gives way to a spirited array of contemporary originals by the likes of Sirens Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke and Megan Washington, as a young mermaid longs to gain a human soul, body, and the love of a young prince.
In part two of the ‘little’ trilogy that began with Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl in 2011, the cat is back, and she’s not afraid to go into the water! This operatic and outrageous sea ride features a posse of real life princes, all played by star entertainer Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia).
Forget the fairy tale you thought you knew, this rollicking affair is a fairy tale gone rogue.
“Holds nothing back, and you can’t help but shuffle out of this show smiling.” (ArtsHub)
“Meow Meow is that rare combination – devilish funny bones and heavenly vocal chords.” (Evening Standard)
"Meow Meow has star quality to burn… she’s the flame – the audience mere moths.” (London Metro)
Meow Meow's Little Mermaid is part of the Festival Focus. Click here to take part in the Festival Conversation about Snow White and The Little Mermaid.
Performer and Creator: Meow Meow
Meow Meow has performed contemporary and Weimar repertoires with the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The New York Pops, Oregon Symphony, Barry Humphries and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian National Academy of Music. In her own creations, she has performed everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to Lincoln Center, New York, and from Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft to London’s West End. Her original work has been curated by David Bowie, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Piña Bausch, and she has appeared at Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre in An Audience with Meow Meow, in Die sieben Todsünden with Orchestra Victoria and at SoundBox with the San Francisco Symphony.
Set & Costume Designer
Bobby Fox and The Siren Effect Orchestra
Jherek Bischoff, Iain Grandage, Thomas M Lauderdale, Kate Miller-Heidke, Amanda Palmer, Megan Washington
Groups (6+) $60pp
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