Duckie is a reimagining 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 these are his strengths.
A reinvention of family theatre
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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.
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Writter & Performer | Le Gateau Chocolat
Co-Writer and Director | Tommy Bradson
Costume & Set Designer | Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Designer | Jo Palmer
Musical Director & Composer | David Merriman
Choreographer | Mark Smith
Produced and developed by In Company Collective / Something To Aim ForVideo | Tommy Bradson
Promo Shoot | Manuel Vason
Show Images | Alexis Dubus
Supported by Arts Council England.
Seed Commissioners New Wolsey Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre & Norwich Arts Centre.