The Mermaid
HANNA CORMICK | AUSTRALIA
17–19 JANUARY The Coal Loader, Waverton $15 + BF 20 MINS
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EVENT INFO
VENUE
WHEN
  • Fri 17 Jan at 5.00pm
    Fri 17 Jan at 6.00pm
    Fri 17 Jan at 7.00pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 5.00pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 6.00pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 7.00pm
    Sun 19 Jan at 5.00pm
    Sun 19 Jan at 6.00pm
    Sun 19 Jan at 7.00pm

    All performances are Captioned & AUSLAN Interpreted 

TICKETS & PRICING
  • General Admission Full Price – $15
    + booking fee
The Mermaid
HANNA CORMICK | AUSTRALIA

In the ocean, the mermaid is free. But on land, she cannot swim or breathe, and is vulnerable to the toxins human industry creates. It’s not the mermaid that’s disabled, but the environment that makes her so.

A physical theatre artist for 15 years before she developed a cluster of rare genetic disorders, Hanna Cormick cannot breathe normal air or safely be among people.

In ​her intimate show The Mermaid​, Cormick risks everything to get her message across. The possibility that she may suffer severe allergic reactions, seizures and other medical events during the performances is very real and part of the work.

Her medical devices (wheelchair, braces, respirator mask and oxygen tank) are recontextualised in the image of a mermaid, and Cormick’s body becomes a stage and canvas. Her fragility is a reminder of our own; her body personifies the damage we do to our planet.

Weaving together real-life personal narrative, essay-style analysis and poetic imagery, The Mermaid is an act of radical visibility: a meditation on rare disease and a rebellion against the limitations it sets.

Accessibility
Important Info

Warning - This performance contains allergens, coconut oil and beeswax. Patrons with airborne sensitivities are advised to take caution. 

May contain medical events that are distressing to some viewers.

All performances are Captioned & AUSLAN Interpreted 

Standing tickets only. This event takes place outside.

Cast and Credits
Created and Performed by Hanna Cormick
Performer Christopher Samuel Carroll
Production Team Lloyd Allison-Young, Gillian Schwab
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17–19 JANUARY
$15 + BF
20 MINS
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