Coming 2025


The Ugly Duckling Musical

This delightful, award-winning adaptation of one of the world’s most beloved fables is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this uplifting tribute to being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not so bad after all.


The performance is approximately 120 minutes duration.
Act One 60min, Act Two 60 Min


It is envisaged the ticket pricing would be between £18.00 and £30.00 depending on the venue and auditorium.


The production is not only a children’s theatre piece but suitable for all ages. Theatre lovers will be intrigued by this adaptation of this timeless story. Families in particular present an effective target for theatres and venues with children, parents and grandparents presenting the opportunity of group bookings.
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