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THE UGLY DUCKLING

By Neil Duffield

Based on the story by Hans Andersen

Previously performed by:

M6 Theatre, Rochdale

Gateway Theatre, Chester

Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

 CAST SIZE 6

What the press say about it:

"Neil Duffield's panto for M6 is one of the very best, packed with splendid music and visual effects. More importantly though it uses pathos without being mealy-mouthed about it, and hints of spasticity and handicap in the little duckling are surely deliberate."
THE GUARDIAN

"It may be entitled The Ugly Duckling but there is little ugly about the Christmas musical production at Chester's Gateway Theatre. The script from Neil Duffield is solidly aimed at younger audiences with its talking creatures and strong moral tone, but accompanying adults should not be disappointed."
LIVERPOOL DAILY POST

"It starts with a rock'n'roll rooster and ends with a shimmering swan, and in between is the most fun your kids will have this Christmas..."
CHESTER CHRONICLE

"Neil Duffield’s adaptation is more of a Christmas play than a pantomime in the traditional sense but it is an enchanting re-working of the Hans Christian Andersen story…and judging by the laughs, shrieks of delight and applause of the youngsters, The Ugly Duckling at the Dukes is a surefire winner." LANCASTER VISITOR

"..a farmyard of wonderfully bitchy, strutty animals, as well as an awesome raven called Kha and a daft fox who lets his duck dinner escape into the forest."
THE GUARDIAN

"Superb...a real stage rage."
UPTOWN






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