THE UGLY DUCKLING

Presented by Finger and Thumb
Mon 3 & Tue 4 April
Location: Theatre

Mon: 11am & 2pm
Tue: 11am

What would you do if you hatched out of an egg only to discover you looked nothing like your brothers and sisters, or even your mother? Imagine if everyone laughed at you because you were different…

“The Ugly Duckling” is the story of a little bird who sets off on an adventure to find out who he is; on his journey he meets a plastic-spoon fish and a colander turtle, a rattling crab and a strange snake, a sneezing dog and a singing rabbit, an old lady who plays the harmonica, a cat chasing mice and finally…a magnificent swan! Is the little bird really just a different duckling, or is he something else?

Inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, the performance features the trademark hand shadow puppetry of Drew Colby (Finger and Thumb Theatre), live cello music played by Penny Callow (Flaming Cello), beautiful light scapes, whimsical humour and clever use of everyday objects guaranteed to take the imagination on a journey with the duckling.

A brand new take on the Ugly Duckling story by virtuoso Finger and Thumb Theatre.


Age Guidance
The Ugly Duckling is aimed at ages 5-11. The performance is mostly non-verbal and younger children may not follow everything. There is some unkind treatment of the duckling before the story reaches its happy ending, and the storm scene is quite loud and dark.
See the Age guidance page to choose shows by age range and read more about our age recommendations.


Book Tickets

£10 Full-price Adults
£8 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions

£1.80 booking fee applies to all card transactions (no fee for members – click here for details)

Running Time: 50 mins