HALF-TERM will go swimmingly for Hans Christian Anderson fans when his beloved Little Mermaid comes to Clacton tomorrow.

The Panto Company is bringing its adaptation of the classic to the West Cliff Theatre following a sell-out tour of China.

The story follows the dreams of a young mermaid who believes there is a new world for her out of the water and discovers a handsome prince ... and an evil baddie.

The production boasts stunning scenery, eye-catching costumes, original songs, chart hits, bags of audience participation and lots of laughs.

Performances are on October 28 at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are £12 (£10 under-16, £40 family of four) on 01255 433344.