Private: Ugly Duckling

Show Details

Dates: Sat 6 Jan
Times: 11am & 2pm
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Range: 3+


tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present
Ugly Duckling


In a nest at the edge of a pond a flock of baby ducklings find an enormous egg which hatches into the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen – Ugly Duckling! Tormented by the other ducklings and feeling different to them, Ugly goes on an adventure in search of a place to fit in. The lost, rejected duckling hides beside an ice-covered lake and stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty.

Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale is brought to life through inventive physicality and live music. The charming production from tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal plays with ideas of identity, self-worth and the journey to discover inner beauty.

“Those looking for a magical and thought-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves to tutti frutti.”
British Theatre Guide