by Peter Blackmore; director Lestrine Wishart
21-23 March 1996
A young married doctor out on a fishing holiday is captured by a mermaid, who intends to keep him her prisoner. She offers to release him if he will take her to see London, where she is wheelchair-bound with rugs and long dresses to disguise her tail. This leads to several flirtatious entanglements with unmarried men who live near the physician and his wife. The play was adapted into a film in 1948 starring Glynis Johns.
Director Lestrine Wishart created the fish tail. Anne Finn followed Ann Blatcher’s lead from the previous play by breaking her foot just before the show went up.
All bar two of the cast (Lorna and Lloyd) would be involved with the Players for the next twenty years or more.