Locally-born artists will appear alongside the stars of the West End and Britain’s Got Talent in “The Little Mermaid” at the Guildhall Arts Center, Grantham


A new production of Chantry Dance, created by the choreographers of David Walliams’ award-winning West End shows’ Billionaire Boy ‘and’ Gangsta Granny ‘, and starring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Shannon Parker is performing at the Guildhall Arts Center, Grantham September 17-18.

‘The Little Mermaid’ is a new show for the whole family created by Chantry Dance.

Local artists Callie Coyle, Megan Woodfield and Aimee Clements are part of the cast playing a variety of roles including one of the Little Mermaid sisters.

The Little Mermaid arrives at the Guildhall in September. (49502346)

Originally from Grantham, the three performers trained locally at DancePointe before becoming professional dancers. Callie Coyle is no stranger to the West End itself, having performed at the Garrick Theater with the Birmingham Stage Company.

Callie, Megan and Aimee will appear alongside West End performers and choreographers Rae Piper, who plays Aquaria the Little Mermaid, and Paul Chantry, who plays Calder the Prince.

Piper and Chantry are well known as the choreographers of David Walliams’ Olivier-nominated David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny ‘show, and’ Billionaire Boy ‘, which performed in the West End this summer, and some of the’ Horrible Stories’ stage shows.

They have also recently starred in a new film created by award-winning international director and choreographer Javier De Frutos, as well as at the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells and the West End.

“The Little Mermaid” also stars Shannon Parker as the Sea Witch. Known for her appearances with Peter Parker as “Shannon and Pete” in Britain’s Got Talent, Shannon and Pete were finalists for BGT and Wild Card Winners, as well as finalists for Sky’s “Got To Dance”.

Shannon has an incredible dance pedigree, having been Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, Northern Ballet Theater and Ballet Du Rhin, and dancing for world-renowned choreographers such as William Forsythe.

Chantry’s new version of “The Little Mermaid” is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved story, but this production has a remarkable modern twist to the tale. On the birthday of Princess Aquaria’s majority, the Sea-King gives her permission to visit the world above. Swimming on the surface, she is fascinated by a folk group, The Sandcastles.

The show features exceptional dances and aerial acrobatics from Chantry Dance performers, beautiful costumes and a new score by composer Tim Mountain.

‘The Little Mermaid’ will perform at the Guildhall Arts Center on September 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be booked at www.guildhallartscentre.com or 01476 406158.

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