The Mermaid Story

Pernille Rübner-Petersen


The Little Mermaid enters the world – awkward, vulnerable and longing for love. She tries to become the person, she really is. We all do that. The Mermaid’s terms for being are also ours.

The life of the Mermaid is both a life-affirming and cruel journey into human life as well as into a specific female desire.

The legendary feminist Simone de Beauvoir, summed up in the book The Second Sex (1949): You are not born as a woman, you become one. She demonstrated how being a woman is first and foremost an imposed gender role, which does not necessarily benefit women.

As a human being, the Mermaid has lost her voice, but in this interpretation of her story, the voice will be essential.

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  • Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Director)
  • Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Performer)
  • Johann Gustav Skov-Hansen (Pianist)
  • Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Production Lead)
  • Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Playwright)
    Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Composer)


Metronomen, Frederiksberg
Godthåbsvej 33
2000 Frederiksberg