The Little Mermaid
Under the sea, Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian, to give him his proper name, is a red crab (NOT A LOBSTER), that you can’t forget. Mates with Ariel, the Jamaican Rastafarian is charged by King Triton to follow her and keep her out of trouble. Seeing her save human Eric from drowning, he is horrified as you are not supposed to interact with humans. Having to battle sea witch Ursula, Sebastian and Ariel become the closest of acquaintances as they ultimately strive to get her Prince Eric.
Quite the little mermaid, Ariel is a mermaid with a heart. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s character, she is a beautiful princess with ginger hair. Forgetting to go to her father’s (King Triton’s) concert, her forgetful nature is evident and so she does need looking after. Falling in love with Prince Eric, the dashing man she saves, comes at a price. Selling her voice to the sea witch so she can acquire legs to go on land proves problematic as he cannot communicate with her. However, love knows no obstacles, and true love prevails.
Tall, brown locks and exceptionally handsome, not only is he royal but he’s also a very accomplished mariner and helmsman. So in many ways he’s a bit of a catch. Looking for his ideal bride, Prince Eric is not having much luck, until an accident on the boat renders him unconscious and he is saved by Ariel. Meeting her again, Eric does not think she is the same person as she no longer speaks, but after a while, and thanks to the efforts of Sebastian, they finally get together, despite the schemes of Ursula.
With her schemes and lavender skin and white hair, she is a villain not to be messed with. She is a caecilian, a half-human half-octopus. She has a genuine care for her henchmen, Flotsam and Jetsam the eel minions, and is mortified when they die. She convinces Ariel that men don’t like women to talk on land, meaning she had to give her voice up as part of a deal. Her magical powers are used for ill, and her contracts which she insists are signed mean very little to her as she is happy to break them.
The characters will be in act one, scenes five to eight.