It's hatching time
And there's one last egg.
One huge egg.
One last huge egg that just...won't...CRACK!
And then out flops one crazy looking thing.
Big feet, long neck...This is one ugly looking duckling.
Will he find love? Will he find happiness? Will anyone love that that duck?
The Ugly Duckling was loosely based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It was created with Shona Reppe and was co-produced by Catherine Wheels and The Arches for Christmas 2012. It is aimed at everyone aged 3+
Devisor - Laurie Brown
Devisor - Veronica Leer
Devisor - Gill Robertson
Designer - Shona Reppe
Lighting Designer - Sergey Jakovsky
Music - Marcus Britton
Director - Andy Manley
Production Manager - Craig Fleming
Stage Manager - Emma Skaer
Producer - Paul Fitzpatrick
Nominated CATS Award - Best Show for Children and Young People 2013
"this really is a treat from start to finish. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much at a kids show....really has to be seen to be believed. Eggcellent." (Full review) Alan Chadwick, STV
"This is Andersen with balls: disco balls!" (Full review) Mark Brown, The Sunday Herald
"a charming metaphor about sexual liberation" **** Mark Fisher, The Guardian
"hilarious, charming, scary, touching" ***** Mary Brennan, The Herald
"It's witty, inventive and charming to boot" **** Francis McLachlan, The List
"this Ugly Duckling quickly takes flight." (Full review) Gareth K Vile, The Stage
“Our Primary 1 children loved the Ugly Duckling; staff found it really entertaining too. We will be back next year!”
Anderston Primary School
“The Ugly Duckling was so cleverly done, tapping into the humour of children and adults alike. The Arches continues to be our favourite venue for children’s theatre.”
Alison Campbell, Fortrose Nursery School