Mermaid Blog

The Mermaid in the Gherkin Jar: From Page to Stage, Part II!

  In September 2014, physical theatre company Northern Rose won the Flow Salford ‘Snippets’ competition at the Lowry Theatre with their stage adaptation of ’The Mermaid in The Gherkin Jar’. It was a fantastic achievement and I could hardly believe we’d done it. The work is not over, however, and the next step in bringing… Read more »

Magical Mermaid set for centre stage with Flow Salford win

By Tom Rodgers – News and Features Editor @SalfordOnline A novel-turned-play has won the backing of producers to turn it into a full-length show after wowing judges at a local showcase. Tony Seymour’s The Mermaid in the Gherkin Jar started life as a children’s short story, here transformed into a stage show by the Bolton-based Northern… Read more »

Award winning broadcaster appointed as BBC news disability correspondent

  In a move designed to strengthen the BBC news team, Sony Award-winner Nikki Fox is set to join three other journalists who will focus on disability issues from their base in Salford’s ‘Media City’. The appointment of this talented young broadcaster and documentary maker will not only give the disabled community a stronger voice,… Read more »