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General Prices: £10 / Groups of 6 or more: £8 per person + £0.10 booking fee per ticket

Duration: 1 hour

Seating: Reserved seated

This Christmas, meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen!

In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for Mummy’s enormous egg to hatch.  But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling!

Teased and called Ugly by his siblings, our hero goes on an adventure in search of a place to fit in. As the woodland trees change from dark weathered branches to silver sticks of frost, the lost and lonely fledgling hides in brushwood and stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty…. Where does he really belong?

Moving through all four seasons, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale. With a menagerie of mischievous animals, depicted through inventive physicality, and live music that quacks and trills, this charming production plays with the importance of identity, self-worth and takes us on a journey to discover inner beauty.


Running Times

Tue 4 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Wed 5 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Thu 6 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Sat 8 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Sun 9 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Tue 11 Dec 10.30am 1pm (relaxed)
Wed 12 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Thu 13 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Sat 15 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Sun 16 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm (relaxed & BSL)
Tue 18 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Wed 19 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Thu 20 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Sat 22 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Sun 23 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm



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