The Little Mermaid

 little mermaid theater play script

The Cast:

20 or more 10 – 15 (abridged version)

The Set:

Flexible; may be simple 1 or 2 unit

Approximate Length:

2 acts, 90 min 1 act, 60 min (abridged version)

A Fun Family Fantasy:

This exciting play script takes you on a voyage to the bottom of the sea in this rollicking musical comedy the whole family will enjoy. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale, this musical adaptation follows the adventures of Angelica a fun loving script the young mermaid, as she struggles to save her watery world from the clutches of Octavia, the evil sea witch.

Enjoy such tunes as “The Waltz of the Sea,” and the charming “A Great, Big Beautiful World” in this unique blend of intrigue, adventure, music and comedy. With the help of a snappy seahorse and her silly friend Finn, the little mermaid, Angelica, battles evil Octavia for the future of the undersea kingdom. Unexpected new surprises combine with a calypso beat and clever comedy for an unforgettable family experience.


(In Order of Appearance)

Octavia Wicked Sea Witch

Slick An Evil but Inept Stingray

Sly An Evil Swordfish

Scooter A Stuffy Sea Horse and Herald

Pépe A Snappy Sea Turtle

Angelica “Angie,” the Little Mermaid

The Sea King Angie’s Father

Grandmer Sea King’s Mother; Angie’s Grandmother

Shelly Angie’s Eldest Sister

Sandy Angie’s Sister

Wordsworth Sea Captain and Prince’s Steward

Prince William The Human Prince, Rescued by Angie

Jake The Prince’s Saint Bernard

Grandfather Sea King’s Father

Octavia II A Younger Octavia Double



The Kelp Creatures

Merfolk and Sea Creatures

The Sea Servants

The Sailors of Prince William’s Ship

Sea King’s Former Wife and Family

The Prince’s Palace Staff

Wedding Guests


CAST OF CHARACTERS (In Order of Appearance)

Scooter A Sea Horse

Pépe A Spanish Sea Turtle

Angelica The Little Mermaid

The Sea King Angelica’s Father

Grandmer Angelica’s Grandmother

Octavia The Evil Sea Witch

Slick An Evil Lobster

Sly An Evil Hammerhead Shark

Prince William The Human Prince Rescued by Angie

Wordsworth The Prince’s Steward

Octavia II A Younger Octavia Double

Chorus Servants


Palace Staff


(Note:  Two actors can play all eight parts)

Various Other Creatures