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Le Gateau Chocolat presents


Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self acceptance at its core.

Family-friendly glamour and glitz takes centre stage in a fabulous children’s show originally created by cabaret superstar Le Gateau Chocolat.

Set in an animal circus, we join Duckie on an adventure of self-discovery, asking questions of the ‘happy ever after’ in a celebration of difference.

Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange?
Watch Duckie triumph by realising that these are his strengths.

While Le Gateau Chocolat continues to spread his wings, an exciting adventure awaits our newest duckling, with a brand new cast member joining the Duckie family this year, adding their own twist to this classic tale of identity and belonging.

Cast announcement coming Autumn 2021

‘a reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★   Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

‘Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation.’ Live Art Alive

‘Duckie’ is a beautiful, thoughtful show… Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different.’ Circles and Stalls

Originally Commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre & Norwich Arts Centre

Development supported by Something To Aim For

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England