What's on in Thurrock

Rare Productions auditions for The Little Mermaid

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 5pm to Saturday 9 July 2022, 5pm

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl. She lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager and wants what she cannot have: to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is even more determined to gain a pair of legs.

Her only option is to defy her furious father and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric's love within three days or lose her soul to the ambitious witch!

Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive 'Under the Sea', the romantic expectation of 'Kiss the Girl', and that anthem to longing and belonging, 'Part of Your World'.

You don't need to book an audition slot, simply turn up at the appropriate audition for your age group. Audition material is provided on the day.

Audition 1 – Tuesday 5 July 2022:

  • 5pm to 6pm – 8 to 12 year-olds
  • 6pm to 7pm – 13 to 21 year-olds

Audition 2 – Saturday 9 July 2022:

  • 2pm to 3:30pm – 8 to 12 year-olds
  • 3:30pm to 5pm – 13 to 21 year-olds

The show will be performed at the Thameside Theatre from 10-12 November 2022, subject to theatre availability.

Thameside Theatre: Rare Productions auditions for The Little Mermaid.


Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX