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January 2015

Honk, The Ugly Duckling Musical

Honk! the musical based on one of the world's favourite fairy-tales - Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. The world-wide stage sensation, by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, has won multiple awards including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical (beating the Lion King and Mamma Mia for the prize). And now it's coming to Cranford courtesy of The Concorde Players.

Honk! tells the story of Ugly, a baby duck who doesn't look like his duckling brothers and sisters. Despite his loving mother’s protests, he is mocked by his siblings and the rest of the farmyard for being different. Rejected by his counterparts, Ugly is befriended by the wily Cat who really just fancies him for dinner.

Soon Ugly finds himself lost on a nearby marsh in the middle of a duck-shoot! And thus he embarks on an adventure through the countryside, pursued by the ever-hungry Cat, meeting a battery of colourful characters and finding himself, and love, along the way.

With its bouncing, witty score and universal story, this touching musical with plenty of heart.