• Ugly Duckling

Event Details

Thu 28 Sep - Sat 14 Oct

Time: 11am, 1.30pm & 6pm (selected days)

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour

Venue: Studio

Ticket Information: £12-£7

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

Age Recommendations: 3+

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Producer: York Theatre Royal & tutti frutti

Adapted by: Emma Reeves

Directed by: Wendy Harris

Designed by: Catherine Chapman

Lighting Designed by: Mike Redley

Movement by: Holly Irving

Puppeteer animation by: Nick Ash

Music by: Tayo Akinbode

Starring: Danny Childs, Daniel Naddafy, Maeve Leahy

Ugly Duckling

Woodland trees transform from dark weathered branches to silver sticks of frost. While hidden in brushwood, beside an ice-covered lake, a lost rejected duckling stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty...

Moving through all four seasons, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale.

With a menagerie of mean animals, depicted through inventive physicality, and with live music that quacks and trills, this charming production plays with ideas of identity, a sense of belonging and the journey to discover inner beauty.

Access Performances:

 Tues 03 October, 11am

Theatre Day Workshop

Join us to explore the themes of the Ugly Duckling in an exciting drama-led day which finishes with watching the show. Available on Thursday 28 September, Wednesday 04 October, Wednesday 11 October and Thursday 12 October - all at 1:30pm. £12 per student, book through Box Office.

‘Those looking for a magical and thought-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves to tutti frutti’- British Theatre Guide

‘Leeds-based tutti frutti has a reputation as one of the most inspired ensembles specialising in work for very young children’- The Guardian

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