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Past Event

Perth International Arts Festival presents

Meow Meow's Little Mermaid

A big splash from this cabaret sensation.

Octagon Theatre, UWA

Tickets $25–$55

  • Music
  • Theatre


Hans Christian Andersen’s bittersweet fable of teen self-sacrifice, salvation and seduction is given the subversive Meow Meow treatment. The result is a sexy spectacle and a modern cabaret take on love and other catastrophes.

Forget the story you thought you knew, this Little Mermaid is a fairy tale gone rogue. A world of sea shanties gives way to a glittering array of contemporary music by the likes of Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke and Megan Washington in this operatic and outrageous sea ride.

In part two of the Little trilogy that began with Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl, the cat is back and she’s not afraid to go in the water!

Download Meow Meow's Little Mermaid event program here.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Malthouse Theatre and Auckland Arts Festival.

Awards & Reviews

‘Fierce intelligence, genuine heart and a heady recklessness.’

Cast & Crew / Artists

Meow Meow

Created and Performed by

Michael Kantor


Anna Cordingley

Set and Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Jethro Woodward

Musical Director

Jherek Bischoff, Iain Grandage, Thomas M Lauderdale, Kate Miller-Heidke, Megan Washington and Amanda Palmer

Composers (compositions)

A PIAF co-commission

A Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Festival production

Show Date & Times

Octagon Theatre, UWA 7.00pm*, 9.00pm#


  1. Feb W 24 *
  2. T 25 * #
  3. F 26 *
  4. S 27 * #
  5. S 28 * C #



Octagon Theatre, UWA

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Show in Google Maps ›
08 6488 2691
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