Ugly Duckling, The

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About the Show Less...

Puppetry, live music and physical comedy combine to help tell this new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's famous tale. Read More >

The life of the Ugly Duckling is not as happy as it could be. He is shunned by his fellow ducks, and the geese are even less pleasant. It seems that there is nowhere that the Ugly Duckling fits in. But, as he explores the farmyard he meets some rather interesting characters and learns that everyone can find somewhere that they will fit perfectly.

Annie Wood and Jay Manley utilise puppetry, live music and physical comedy in their charming retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale.

Suitable for 3-5 year-olds. A special baby and toddler friendly version of the show, tailor-made for children aged 18 months to 3 years, can be seen every Thursday.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 21/06/2005

Closing Night: 30/07/2005

Running time: 1h

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Cast & Creative


Producer - Polka Theatre

Designer - Karen Tennent

Author - Devised by Annie Wood & Jay Manley, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen

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