There’s just something so magical about visiting the theatre at Christmas time, so when A Little Bristol asked us if we would like to attend the opening night of Bristol Old Vic’s production of The Little Mermaid, we jumped at the chance.
You can read our full review here but lets just say that it is a truly spectacular show and fully lived up to the dizzying highs of last years’ Peter Pan – of which I still find myself (Jo) singing the songs from. If you are in/around Bristol then it is most definitely one to go and see. We certainly left with a Christmassy glow and, no, it wasn’t because of the wine. Cheeky.
We were completely smitten with the enchanting tale of the pursuit of true love. The Little Mermaid, played by our new girl crush Katie Moore, is as graceful as can be. She makes every move appear elegant and poised, even when being carried around the stage by her fellow cast members. She’s certainly one to watch, a future starlet for sure!
Victoria: When I was growing up, I spent a lot of my time at my local theatre in Canterbury watching anything and everything that I could persuade my parents to take me along to. I loved it so much that I went onto study theatre, something that my collection of well meaning but vaguely embarrassing am-dram VHS’ will attest to . So when we were offered tickets to attend the press night of The Little Mermaid, I was thrilled and could not wait to see the staging and the outfits of course! As the theatre involves a lot of sitting, I wanted to go comfortable without losing any razzle-dazzle, so this polkadot Miss Selfridge jumpsuit was just the ticket! I was slightly worried that fellow audience members would think I had rocked up in my pj’s, but I think I just about managed to pull it off with the help of a glitzy Primark mouse iPad case, with I have been cunningly using as a clutch bag. Get me!
Jo: I’ve had this red dress from Miss Selfridge for a couple of months now but it’s just so a Christmas dress that it seemed ridiculous to break it out before December. It’s also a bit of a dream dress, with a gorgeous tapestry style top, red velvet belt and a full mesh skirt. Wowza. Weirdly, it doesn’t actually feel that dressy, which I think is probably down to the tapestry. I was pleasantly suprised at how comfortable I felt frolicking about the theatre in it amongst a sea of jeans (and one crazy girl wearing her pyjamas, weirdo). I accessorised it with a Horse and Carriage necklace from Tatty Devine as, after all, a Fairy tale show deserves a Fairy tale necklace. I kept my tights plain and went for some burgendy patent Topshop boots to finish off the outfit.
Thank you so much to A Little Bristol and the Bristol Old Vic for a wonderful evening.