Nelson's Paradise Merton

Horatio Nelson's life at sea and his love for Emma Hamilton.

Nelsons Paradise ArtworkNelson lived in Merton with Emma Hamilton during the last five years of his life. He described it as “Paradise Merton”. The musical begins when Nelson goes to sea as a young man, and tracks his life through to his death. It covers: His wedding to Fanny; his relationship with Emma Hamilton and the birth of their daughter, Horatia; and key battles that Nelson won - St Vincent 1797, the Nile 1798, Copenhagen 1801 and Trafalgar, where he died on 21st October 1805. The musical was written to commemorate the bicentenary of Nelson’s death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805 and was performed at the New Wimbledon Theatre by Merton Schools on 20 & 21st October 2005.


Duration: 1hr 30m

Number of Songs: 8

Performed by: Actors KS2/3 - Choir KS1/2

Suitable for: Family, ideal age 3-9yrs.


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Nelson's Paradise Merton

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