Ugly Duckling tale is given a new look

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Fresh from the critical acclaim for last year’s co-production of Underneath A Magical Moon, the highly-praised Leeds company tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal have teamed up again to stage a new adaptation by Olivier Award-nominated Emma Reeves, pictured, of Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale the Ugly Duckling.

The new adaptation runs at York Theatre Royal from September 28 to October 14 before touring until February 2018.

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!

Moving through all four seasons, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known tale.

With a menagerie of mischievous animals, depicted through inventive physicality, and live music, this production plays with the importance of identity, self-worth and to discover inner beauty.

Directed by Wendy Harrison, the cast features Danny Childs, Daniel Naddafy and Maeve Leahy. Tickets £12 adults and £7 under 16s. Box office 01904 623568.