Diocese of Portsmouth

Florence and the Mermaid’s Tears

The Adventures of Florence and the Mermaid’s Tears

  • Written and Directed by Scott Ramsay
  • Music, Lyrics and Musical Direction by Naomi Lane
  • Produced by Abi Lane
  • Supported by People and Stories (Portsmouth Creative Organisation), and Arts Council England

Join Florence, a local teenager, as she journeys with her mother to a remote Island – home to the oldest Albatross in the world – and discovers the beauty, diversity of nature there. Yet, not everything is rosy...something is affecting the Albatross population. What is it? And what can Florence do about it? Find out in this mini-musical.

This short (under 1 hour) performance entertains and highlight one crucial issue of our time, the preservation of our planet. The performances were followed by a very short interactive session – suitable for adults and children – aimed at motivating Portsmouth and the South East to be active in our response to the plastics crisis.

Watch the showreel for the production below:

2021 Performances took place at:

  • Saturday 23 October
    4:30pm, St Luke’s Church, Greetham Street, Southsea
  • Monday 25th October
    12:30pm, Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Portsmouth
    6:30pm, St Margaret's Community Church, Highland Road, Southsea
  • Tuesday 26th October
    2pm, St Mary the Virgin, Brightstone, Isle of Wight
  • Wednesday 27th October
    12pm, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Hambledon
    6pm, King’s Church, Somers Road, Southsea
  • Thursday 28th October
    12:30pm, St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsea
  • Saturday 30th October
    3:30pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn Lane, Crookhorn
  • Saturday 6th November
    12:30pm, Cosham Baptist Church, Cosham
    6:30pm, St Jude’s Church, Kent Road, Southsea
  • Sunday 7th November
    6:30pm, St Nicholas’s Church, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton
  • Saturday 13th November
    12:30pm, St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square, Lee on the Solent
The cast and production staff of the musical
The cast and production staff of the musical