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The Little Mermaid in Russian

Who doesn’t know the tale of the Little Mermaid? Originally a fairy tale by Hans-Christian Andersen, it found renewed fame through Disney’s 1989 film. The story has since been adapted for various media and now a production of it is coming to Cyprus by the Glas Theatre Moscow as part of the International Project Russian Theatre Seasons in Cyprus.

On Tuesday in Nicosia and Thursday in Paphos, young guests and their parents will experience a bright show with colourful decorations and costumes that will give children unforgettable memories. The performance will be shown in Russian with Greek and English subtitles.

The heroes of the fairy tale performed by actors of the theatre Glas will talk about self-sacrifice and the saving power of love, while the set design will help the children be transported into the depths of the sea, and then to the prince’s castle.

Numerous interpretations have deprived this tale of what was most important to the Christian worldview of the author. What remained in the memory is that the Little Mermaid dreamed of getting legs in return for the tail and died. But she was dreaming of getting an immortal soul. That was the story in the very first edition.

The performance will be shown with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in the framework of the project Russian Theatre Seasons in Cyprus organised by the Russian Embassy and the Russian Cultural Centre in Cyprus.

The Little Mermaid
Theatre performance by Glas Theatre Moscow. April 16. Russian Cultural Centre, Nicosia. 12pm. April 18. Markideio Theatre, Paphos. 7pm. €15 and €7 for children up to 12 years old. In Russian with Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 22-761607

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