NORTHERN Ballet brings classic fairytale The Little Mermaid to Leeds as part of its world premiere tour.

The dance adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story will be at the Grand Theatre in Leeds from December 5 to 17.

It tells the story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows in the search for love, and is choreographed and directed by Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon OBE.

His most recent creations for Northern Ballet include hits Cinderella, The Great Gatsby and Beauty & The Beast.

This new production will immerse audiences in the mystical underwater world of Andersen’s famous fable, with an original score by Sally Beamish.

David Nixon said: “The Little Mermaid is an enchanting story and the fantastical underwater world of the mermaids evokes such beautiful imagery that it is an excellent addition to our repertoire.

“So many people have grown up with this classic tale and I am looking forward to bringing this new production to our home audience in Leeds for the first time and reintroducing them to the world beyond the waves.”

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Northern Ballet has announced a 2018 season that includes The Three Musketeers , The Nutcracker and a mixed programme.