Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham

SkirtsAfire Festival MainStage Play

Sisters Billie, Ava, and Scarlet are struggling. When Billie takes off unexpectedly, leaving behind a disastrous apartment and a mysterious note, Ava and Scarlet are at a loss. There is a history. Mermaid Legs is a surreal theatre dance fantasia about the bonds of sisterhood and the stigma of mental illness.

Thursday, February 29 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday, March 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm (CART Captioning)
Sunday, March 3 @ 1:30pm (ASL Interpretation and Post Show Panel DiscussionASL Interpretation Icon
Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:30pm (Pay-What-You-Can)
Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:30pm (Adapted Relaxed Performance)
Thursday, March 7 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 8 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30pm (CART Captioning)
Sunday, March 10 @ 1:30pm


Festival Passes available now 

Preview on Thursday, February 29 (Adults $20, Students/Seniors $15) This performance will be recorded.

ASL Interpreted Performance on March 3 at 1:30pm, followed by an Interpreted Panel Discussion from 3 – 4pm included with ticket price.

Pay-What-You-Will performance on Tuesday, March 5

Book your group of 6 or more for only $18/ticket or your group of 10 or more for just $15/ticket!

If you require an attendant, aide, or companion, they are still required to have a ticket. Please contact or call 780-409-1910 and we’ll book a ticket for the accompanying person at no extra cost.

Please click here to read more about our Accessibility Measures, Plain Language Description and Content Warnings.


Written by Beth Graham
Annette Loiselle, Director & Dramaturg*
Ainsley Hillyard, Movement Dramaturg & Choreographer
Narda McCarroll, Set Design
Rebecca Cypher, Costume Design and Assistant Set Design
Binaifer Kapadia, Music Composition
Aaron Macri, Sound Design
Whittyn Jason, Lighting Design
Nancy Yuen, Stage Manager*
Nyssa Beairsto, Assistant Stage Manager*
Rae McCallum, Production Manager
Breanna Thomas, Technical Director
Noori Gill, Scarlet
Mel Bahniuk, Ava
Dayna Lea Hoffmann, Billie
Mpoe Mogale, Dancer
Alida Kendell, Dancer and Dance Captain
Max Hanic, Swing (Billie, Dancers) & Rehearsal Contributor to Dance
Tia Kushniruk, Dancer

Mermaid Legs is choreographed by Ainsley Hillyard in collaboration with and contributions from the performers.

*SkirtsAfire engages under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

By purchasing a ticket to this event, you are giving consent to be contacted by SkirtsAfire. If you have questions or wish to withdraw your consent, please contact

Get access to
    • $30.00 inc $3.00 fee
    • 3-March 10, 2024
    • 90 minutes
    • The Gateway Theatre
    • subvenue The Gateway Theatre
    • Parental Guidance (PG)
    • warning
      This play contains subject matter that might be difficult for some audience members. It touches on topics of Bipolar Disorder, depression, mania and suicide.
    Event Image

    Book your tickets for Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham

    Choose date

    • Selected
    • Available
    • Currently Sold Out
    • Low Availability
    • Selected
    • Available
    • Currently Sold Out
    • Low Availability
    Select Tickets

    Book your tickets for Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham 

    Back to event

    Select seats and ticket type for

    Loading Seatmap...

    Book your tickets for Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham 

    Back to event

    Select seats and ticket type for


    The Gateway Theatre

    8529 Gateway Blvd

    T6E 6P3

    2024 All rights reserved. Powered by