Le Gateau Chocolat presents


The Ugly Duckling Reimagined

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ (and your inner child), 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, 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 the things that make us unique are our strengths.

While Le Gateau Chocolat spread his wings, an exciting adventure awaits our newest duckling, with a brand new cast member, Paula Brett assuming the role of Duckie for the first time. Adding their own twist to this classic tale of identity and belonging.

‘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

Image Credit: Shirlaine Forrest

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

40 minutes

Runtime:  40mins (no interval)

Age guidance: 3+

Seating at this show is at full capacity with no social distancing. We have a number of measures in place at HOME for the comfort and safety of our visitors. Find out more here.

  • £12.50 adults / £10.50 children (under 18)
  • concessions available
  • School group tickets £9.45 (one free teacher ticket with every 10 student tickets). Other groups 10% off for 10+ tickets. If you’d like to discuss a school or groups booking, please email groups@homemcr.org or call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 (12:00-20:00 daily).
  • BSL Interpreted Performance Thu 16 Dec 10.30The signer for this performance will be Janet Guest, from THEATRESIGN

Onsale Dates:
HOME Friends – 12pm Fri 30 Jul
HOME Members – 12pm Mon 2 Aug
General Sale – 12pm Tue 3 Aug