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Prentice Productions and Theatre503 present

Mermaid

Written by Connor McCreedy (he/they)
Directed by Alex Jackson (he/him)
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A powerful, queer coming of age tale set in the rural north. When David’s estranged mother dies suddenly, they are forced home to confront their past. As David fumbles through the initial grieving process accompanied by an unenthused undertaker, childhood memories invade David’s thoughts. This reflection on the past brings new focus to the queer adult life they lead.

Join David on a witty, tender, heartfelt journey to queer adulthood. A new solo play about regaining your spark and moving on from the past. ‘MERMAID’ is the story of joy, naivety, and the magic of a queer childhood that encourages us all to seek out that same power and euphoria today.

Mermaid combines clever comedy packed into a tender and heartfelt story. Join David on a journey to rediscovering their queer childhood joy and making peace with the changes in their life.

Connor McCreedy, Alex Jackson and Rebecca Prentice are united by a love of high quality queer theatre, new writing and fresh perspectives on the queer experience. ‘Mermaid’ is Connor’s debut play and he and Alex – Co-Founder of Exeter Fringe Festival and Junior Associate at the King’s Head Theatre – are excited to bring ‘Mermaid’ to life together. Rebecca, who produces under Prentice Productions, is keen to highlight queer, Northern voices and to explore themes of grief alongside queer joy.

Running time: 60 mins (no interval)

Age guidance: 14+

Content information: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.

Connor McCreedy (he/they)

Connor is a Queer working class actor and writer living in London, originally from rural Lancashire. Trained at The University of Northampton BA(Hons) Acting (2014-2017) and has gone on to work in a variety of both stage and screen. As a writer he is currently working with Penabus Theatre as one of 2023’s National Young Writers. They were shortlisted for commision of a new full length play by Paines Plough and Wolab with their ‘First Commissions’ initiative. His play ‘MERMAID’ was shortlisted for Traverse Theatre’s Breakthrough Writers residency, and was longlisted for Vault Five 2022. He has also written for DoOrDie studios as part of their ‘Cast Me Competition'.

Dates

Artistic Team
Writer
Connor McCreedy (he/they)
Director
Alex Jackson (he/him)
Lighting Designer
Han Sayles (they/them)
Technical Stage Manager
Becca Elsey (they/them)
Cast
David
Connor McCreedy (he/they)

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