Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen!
In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for Mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling!
Teased and called Ugly by his siblings, our hero goes on an adventure in search of a place to fit in. As the woodland trees change from dark weathered branches to silver sticks of frost, the lost and lonely fledgling hides in brushwood and stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty…. Where does he really belong?
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 mischievous animals, depicted through inventive physicality, and live music that quacks and trills, this charming production plays with the importance of identity and self-worth, and takes us on a journey to discover inner beauty.
“-WOW, our entire school attended your production of The Ugly Duckling at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts today in East Lansing. The majority of our students will probably have your theater experience as their ONLY live theater experience in their lifetime. I am thankful that they had a great time and were wowed by the show. ”
– Audience member