The Ugly Duckling (2017)
About the show
Frost. Ice. Quiet. The farm is sleeping, snuggled up for warmth. Suddenly the peace is shattered by the arrival of… a duckling. Scruffy, clumsy and NOTHING like his fluffy yellow siblings, our unlikely, gangly and slightly wobbly hero sets off on an epic adventure to find the place where he truly belongs.
So begins Hans Andersen’s much-loved story of the duckling who was different. Well this show is a little different too. Told through Travelling Light’s trademark joyful and heart-breaking storytelling, enchanting live music and fantastical invention, from the imaginations of Sally Cookson, Benji Bower and Katie Sykes who created the smash-hit family sensations Cinderella A Fairytale, 101 Dalmatians and Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, The Ugly Duckling returns as a Travelling Light and Tobacco Factory Theatres co-production after opening to rave 5 star reviews and a national tour in 2007.
This Ugly Duckling is a warming wintery tale of fitting in, family and feathers. Which will leave young and old and everyone in-between enraptured, uplifted and asking for more.
For ages 2+ and their families.
A triumph: a must-see Christmastreat British Theatre Guide
A thoroughly satisfying show, poignant, comic and bright with theatrical invention **** The Times
A truly exceptional piece of work - nothing short of perfection. *****Whatsonstage.com
Performance detailsKey: Buy tickets from venue
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- Date: 10 Dec - 14 Jan
- Time: Various
- Venue: Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
- Box office: 0117 9020344
Meet the cast
Emily May Smith
The creative team