Thu 28 Sep - Sat 14 Oct
Time: 11am, 1.30pm & 6pm (selected days)
Running Time: Approx. 1 hour
Ticket Information: £12-£7
Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking
Age Recommendations: 3+
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
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.
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
Exploring ambition, communication and friendship, the story follows the Great Odds; Marco, Grouch and Jewels, on an exciting and sometimes wobbly journey... Dreams change shape, unexpected things are uncovered and success comes through surprising discoveries.
Tue 07 Nov 2017
Kiko is a shy, reserved and confused young girl, struggling to make sense of everything. With the help of a quirky pair of guides, she embarks on a quest to discover the mixture of emotions and colours that make her unique! The Chit Chat Chalk Show is charming, physical and packed with interaction for children aged 4-8 years, and their families.
Sat 28 Oct 2017