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Ugly Duckling

February 1st – 4th 2018
KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

“tutti frutti is one of the most inspired ensembles specialising in work for very young children.” The Guardian (UK)

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 futti 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, self-worth and takes us on a journey to discover inner beauty.

Suitable for all – Ideal for ages 2+.

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval

A 10% discount is available for groups of ten or more.

There is no minimum age for this performance and all audience members must have their own ticket.

Performances for schools are available during weekday mornings. Contact 6235 3817 or for more information!


To receive a discount on tickets, simply book them at the same time at any SISTIC Ticketing outlet or phone the hotline on 6235 3817. A 10% discount is applicable when you book two shows and a 15% discount when you book three or more! You can also show your purchased tickets or ticket stubs at any SISTIC Ticketing outlet to receive a 10% discount on additional tickets.

NEW 4-for-3 Family Special Available!

BUY 3 tickets for Friday 5pm show time and GET 1 FREE! Tickets must be for the same category and show time. For any questions feel free to message or call us on 6235 3817.

Please note that there will be no refund or partial refunds on discounts once tickets have been issued and paid for.

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Director Wendy Harris Writer Emma Reeves Designer Catherine Chapman Composer/Musical Director Tayo Akinbode Movement Director Holly Irving

tutti frutti productions (Cast & Crew from the UK)