Acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat brings his family-friendly re-imagining of The Ugly Duckling to Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Duckie is a re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self acceptance at its core.
Family-friendly glamour and glitz takes centre stage as critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children, a classic tale of identity and belonging.
Set in an animal circus, we join him 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 these are his strengths.
Price: £7 (under 10s), £10 (concession under 26s), £14 adult
Runtime: 40 minutes
Age Guidance: 3 - 300!
Attending with children: Please note that the Upper Circle is the top level in our theatre, so we recommend that smaller children (under 5s) sit in the Stalls or Dress Circle. If you are bringing a child under 2, then you can pay £1 for a lap seat. Please call the box office (020 8534 0310) to book.
Supported by Arts Council England. Seed Commissioners New Wolsey Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre & Norwich Arts Centre.
★★★★★ ‘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