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The Most Unusual Duckling Ever Seen
The Ugly Ducking. Image copyright Jessica Knight
Fresh from the critical acclaim from last year's co-production of Underneath a Magical Moon, the highly praised Leeds company tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal team up again to stage a new adaptation by Olivier Award nominated writer Emma Reeves of Hans Christian Andersen's much-loved tale - the Ugly Duckling.

This new adaptation will be coming to Barnsley on Sunday 22 October.

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 frutti 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.

"Those looking for a magical and though-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves tro Tutti Frutti." British Theatre Guide

Ugly Duckling is written by BAFTA nomiee Emma Reeves, whose previous credits include Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather The Worst Witch. She comments "Ugly Duckling is a classic story about families, identity and finding your place in the world. It's funny, sad sometimes but ultimately uplifting. It's great to be working with tutti frutti again, exploring such a timeless and joyful story."

Ugly Duckling is a must-see new production with exquisite music, enthralling movement and a sprinkle of tutti frutti magic for children aged 3+ and their families to enjoy.

Ugly Duckling is at The Civic on Sunday 22 October at 2:30pm. Tickets are £8 full price, £6 concessions and £5 child.

For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.

The Most Unusual Duckling Ever Seen, 2nd October 2017, 11:42 AM