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Le Gateau Chocolat presents


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