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The Little Mermaid

Stellar Cast for Musical version at the Canal Walk Theatre.

Wondering what to do with the kids on a cold wet Cape Town day these winter holidays?  Look no further than a watery adventure under the sea with an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Little Mermaid that will thrill the whole family in a magical musical makeover at this year’s Canal Walk Theatre.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Santa Shoebox Project as part of Canal Walk’s corporate social responsibility.  The Santa Shoebox Project provides toys, toiletries, clothing, sweet treats and school supplies to underprivileged children.

Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer have once again come up trumps with a noteworthy production for which, they have composed the music and lyrics, as well as directed.  The pair have often commented on how important their winter theatre productions are in encouraging tomorrow’s loyal theatre audience.  With this production, the very young and those who are more mature, will be spirited away on a watery adventure with Alexis Petersen as the eponymous mermaid. Miss Petersen was most recently seen onstage in David Kramer’s hit musical Langarm at the Fugard Theatre.

Recently returning to South Africa from a sell-out world tour of with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical Evita, Cindy-Ann Abrahams will play the deliciously, villainous Sea Witch, while Fleur du Cap Award winner, Edith Plaatjies will grace the stage in the role of the Dowager Queen. Apart from being a sought-after vocalist, Miss Plaatjies’ many theatre credits include her award-winning turn in King Kong at the Fugard and Mandela Trilogy at the Artscape Opera House.

Matthew Baldwin as the handsome young Prince will make hearts flutter.  Mr Baldwin has often collaborated with Abrahamse & Meyer Productions, playing leading roles in several of their Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams plays in Europe, America and South Africa.

The role of the Mermaid’s father, The King, falls to Marcel Meyer who has just picked up a Best Actor nomination at the Naledi Theatre Awards in Gauteng for his portrayal of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Rounding out the cast are Alexander Tops, Rebecca Hartle, 2019 Naledi Award nominee for her performance in the hit musical Avenue Q, and Shakir Bester.


The Little Mermaid

Centre Court Theatre, Canal Walk Shopping Centre

Saturday, 15 June – Sunday, 7 July 2019

Tuesday to Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm

R100 per person or family packages for families of 4 or more –Book Below:


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