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Welcome to The Little Mermaid

We are delighted to bring you our unique adaption of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale, The Little Mermaid. The story tells the tale of the mermaid who dreams of a life above the waves by becoming human, but is tricked by an evil Sea Witch into forsaking her voice to fulfil her wish to find true love in the arms of a handsome Prince.

With help from a comedic crab, a silly seagull, a cute guppy and a whole shoal of fishy friends, this fun filled family musical will enthral the entire family, from nought to naughty!

And where better to experience a sea-faring adventure than on board the iconic QE2, itself a legend of the high seas!

Show Length (approx.) : 1hr 40mins + 20 minute Interval

Cast of Characters

The Little Mermaid - Georgia Fawcett

Prince Frederick - Michael Harris

Hysteria - Lorraine Fawcett

Shelldon - Daniel Chenery

Hastings - Graham Fawcett

King Triton - Robert Cummings

Slimy - Ryan Hembry

Floater - Jaden Shentall-Lee & Maxwell Lyus

 

Ensemble SHARKS:

Amelia Arnott, Riley Lord, Inara Sutherland. Hallie Lord, Elizabeth Grant, Rhian Arnott

 

Ensemble GUPPIES: 

Miley Hembry, Sophie Mosanya, Livvie Bichard, Harriet Betts, Star Lily Shentall-Lee, Grace Martin

Our Cast

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Georgia Fawcett (The Little Mermaid)

Georgia first appeared on stage at the tender age of 4 playing a “growing bean” in her first ever pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, and has since grown through the ranks over the years as a Juvenile, Intermediate, Senior and now professional dancer singer actress! Other theatre credits include the roles of Lorraine (42nd Street), Liesl Von Trapp (The Sound Of Music), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Fantine (Les Miserables), Rizzo (Grease), Bombalurina (Cats), Mary (Sunset Boulevard), Carrie Pipperidge (Carousel) and Georgia’s personal favourite, Elle Woods (Legally Blonde).


For h2, Georgia has played the title roles of Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, Jasmine & Spirit of The Ring in Aladdin, Ella in The Snow Queen, Bagheera in The Jungle Book, The Conniving Cat in Pinocchio and Wendy Darling & Tiger Lily in Peter Pan in Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo and Saudi Arabia. Georgia’s UKTV Commercial credits include working with Channel 4 (GBBO!), Highways England, Vodafone, Freesat and McDonald’s. 


During lockdown, Georgia became a viral sensation on TikTok (@georgiafawcett) making family friendly comedy videos, reaching millions of views and has even gained over 1,00,000 followers! Georgia also runs her very own princess party company called “Professional Princess”, which you can find on Facebook. She is very excited to be back in Dubai for another season.
 

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Michael Harris (Prince Frederick)

Michael graduated from Performance Preparation Academy, Guildford, with a Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen. He has featured in many different productions since graduating. Some of his credits include Demetrius in the UK tour of ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’, Noel in the Original UK production of ‘Can’t Stop It: The Musical’. He also featured in country singer Vicki Manser’s music video ‘Love Me Like The Movies’ which was number 1 in the UK Country Charts and has now recently finished filming the official music video to ‘Psycho”, her next single.

This is Michael’s second time in Dubai after appearing in Beauty and the Beast onboard the QE2 at Christmas. He can’t wait to get back on the stage and is very excited to be part of The Little Mermaid.

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Lorraine Fawcett (Hysteria – The Seawitch)

Originally from Gosport, Lorraine trained at The Arts Educational Schools Tring and London, She made her West End debut in Anything Goes, understudying and playing the roles of Hope Harcourt and Erma. Other roles include Major-General Stanley’s daughter in the Broadway Pirates of Penzance, Bianca and Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Ellie May Shipley (Showboat), Tzeitel (Fiddler on The Roof), Lottie (Mack and Mabel), Miss Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Dora Bailey (Singin’ In The Rain), Maggie Jones (42nd Street), Widow Corney (Oliver), Ruth (Pirates of Penzance), Elsa Schraeder (The Sound of Music), Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), and the title role of Eva Peron in Evita. 


For h2 she has given her “Wicked Queen” in Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel and The Snow Queen in Dubai, Cairo, Muscat and Bahrain. She also played Mary Darling in Peter Pan, Widow Twankey in Aladdin in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Cairo - a role she reprised recently in Riyadh. She also originated the role of Eva in the stage version of Igor in Bahrain.

Having mostly been “type cast” (says her director husband) in “evil” roles, she returned to Dubai as the “nice” Fairy Beansprout in Jack and the Beanstalk to be loved and laughed at instead of the usual boos….but normal service has resumed for Little Mermaid playing the wickedly evil sea witch Hysteria proving she really does love her boos…

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Daniel Chenery (Sheldon – the Crab)

Daniel trained at The Urdang Academy and at Sylvia Young’s Theatre School – where he was Head Boy!

Daniel’s theatre credits include:  Leon - Imagine This (Union Theatre London); Lead Male “Perky” - Naked Boys Singing (Garden Theatre, London); Prince Rupert/Boy in Turban - The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra (Louvre- Abu Dhabi); Mowgli - The Jungle Book (Madinat Theatre, Dubai); Ensemble/Dance Captain - Jack and the Beanstalk & Peter Pan (Derby Arena); French Franc - Beauty and the Beast (Princes Theatre); Muddles - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & Wishee Washee - Aladdin (Middle East City Tours); Silly Billy - Jack & the Beanstalk (Intercontinental Hotel Dubai) ; Soloist - ‘OnStage’ Musicals Concert (Em Forster Theatre, Tunbridge)

His TV and Film and other credits include: Dancer - Paloma Faith (BRITS 2018) ; Furgus- Web of Belonging (ITV Film Series) ; Joey- Mike High (BBC) ; Sammy- Spooks (BBC) ; Student in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.2 ; Eurovision backing Vocalist (RAK Studios) ; Various Language Tapes.

Daniel is thrilled to be returning to Dubai with H2 for The Little Mermaid – but he doesn’t like crab cakes!

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Robert Cummings (King Tryton)

Robert (Rob to his friends) grew up in East London & studied Acting at the University of Hull. Rob has since then gone on to play many leading roles in theatre, film & commercials.

Recent theatre credits include Clown in The 39 Steps, Tin Woodsman in Wizard of Oz, Tom Kerwood in Tom, Dick & Harry, the dastardly Captain Hook in Peter Pan, The Liar in Greatest Liar in all the World, Boycie in Only Fools & Horses, King Crackpot in Rapunzel, Friar Tuck in Robin Hood, Clarence Casanova in Beauty & the Beast and as Dracula in Dracula, (Edinburgh Fringe/Kings Head Theatre)

Recent UK TV credits include commercials for CarGurus, Currys PC World, Captain Morgan, Gala Bingo, Burger King, Heinz, Hertz and Portsmouth Tourism.

Rob also provides voiceover work for Sony Movie News and Transport for London and is delighted to be back in Dubai having performed with h2 productions’ show - The Jungle Book.

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Ryan Hembry (Slimy)

Ryan has been performing from a very young age where he developed a passion and ambition for performing arts. Ryan made his debut in a short film at the age of 7. Moving to Dubai in 2012, Ryan took Drama classes where he earned multiple Trinity and LAMDA certificates. While living here he has starred in many TVCs with companies including, Legoland, Redfest DXB, Motiongate, ARN and Global Village to name a few. 

Ryan first appeared on stage at the age of 11, where he played the genie in an amateur production of Aladdin. This is when he found the love for being on stage. After he got the bug for being on stage he took on additional classes in Musical Theatre and Theatre Dance at 815 Arts Training Centre. Ryan’s first Professional pantomime was with H2 in their 2017 show ‘Snow White and the seven dwarfs’ where he played Dozy the Dwarf. His other credits with H2 include ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Cinderella’.

Last year Ryan joined our professional team once again by playing Norman in Jack & The Beanstalk and is delighted to be returning for another season.

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Graham Fawcett (Hastings / Artistic Director)

Graham made his West End (London) debut in The Sound Of Music, followed by Fiddler On The Roof. Most notably he was in Michael Crawford’s smash-hit circus musical Barnum which was televised by the BBC. In Charlie Girl he played Jerry and understudied and played for Paul Nicholas in the lead role of Joe, and, again with Paul Nicholas, he swashbuckled his way through the Broadway version of The Pirates Of Penzance. He enjoyed a two-year run in Cats at the New London Theatre playing the roles of Old Deuteronomy, Bustopher Jones, Asparagus the Theatre Cat and Growltiger! 


He is currently Artistic Director for h2 Productions working on many varied indoor and outdoor shows, in particular writing, directing and appearing in their family musicals and pantomimes here in the UAE at various Theatres in Dubai, in Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Ras Al Khaimah and recently in Bahrain and Cairo, Egypt.  

Graham is a pantomime “veteran”  and enjoys combining the hard graft of pre-production with the relative “ease” of directing and performing, especially as he now shares the stage with his wife Lorraine and daughter Georgia, enhancing the h2 family element!

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Johnny Shentall-Lee (Choreographer)

Johnny trained at ‘Performers’ Performing Arts College in the UK, gaining his teaching qualifications and a diploma in Performing Arts, before going into the commercial dance industry. His credits include dancing for Diana Ross, Robbie Williams and Steps, on TV shows such as The Brits and Top of the Pops. He then went into the Music business and signed a record deal with the pop group Hear’say, enjoying Top 10 Hits and performing across Europe. 

Johnny’s Musical Theatre credits include the first UK tour of STARLIGHT EXPRESS and the original West End Cast of FOOTLOOSE, playing the principle roles of Chuck, Ren and Willard. Johnny has taught at professional UK colleges ‘Arts Ed’, Performers College, Masters and Guildford School of Acting.

He is known for his dynamic teaching style and his classes are very popular with his students, both in the UK and Dubai. 

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Nigel Hurst (Producer)

Nigel’s Pantomime career started in 1988 at his local theatre, and soon progressed to being the production manager for Montrose pantomimes from 1992 - 2000, producing the pantomimes at: The Empire Theatre (Sunderland), Eden Court Theatre (Inverness), The Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells), DeMontfort Hall (Leicester), Central Theatre (Chatham), The Sands Centre (Carlisle) and The Pavilion Theatre (Weymouth). Nigel then went on to being the producer of the pantomime at the Eden Court Theatre (Inverness) where he worked for 15 years, and for the past 15 years he has been producing family shows in the Middle East. 


Nigel’s other credits include managing PJ & Duncan’s (Ant & Dec) live music tours, producing The Highland Quest which was a search for a new musical on behalf of Eden Court Theatre and UK Impresario Cameron Macintosh, and Production Managing numerous medical conferences all around the world including GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda and Johnson & Johnson in cities from Buenos Aires to Beijing, Singapore to Sao Paulo, Miami to Manchester and of course here in Dubai. Nigel is delighted to be running H2 Middle East from Dubai, and has seen the company expand recently into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with their fun family shows.  

The Little Mermaid Ensemble (Dancing, Singing & Acting!)

Jaden Shentall-Lee & Maxwell Lyus (Floater)

Ensemble SHARKS:

Amelia Arnott, Riley Lord, Inara Sutherland. Hallie Lord, Elizabeth Grant, Rhian Arnott

 

Ensemble GUPPIES: 

Miley Hembry, Sophie Mosanya, Livvie Bichard, Harriet Betts, Star Lily Shentall-Lee, Grace Martin

We have a very special list of thank you's to our amazing supporters:

Robert Duce and his fabulous team at Theatre by Qe2 and Outside the Box Events LLC for making the show happen

 

Sarah-Jane Grant and her amazing team of Chaperones for looking after the kids

And finally ALL OF YOU for coming to see the show and supporting LIVE THEATRE!

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