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The Santee family are unconventional, to say the least.

One hundred year old Grandaddy Jake and his enormous grandson Tiny live life on the fringes, drinking whiskey, building fences, boasting of immortality. But then, Fup arrives – an ass-kicking, web-footed, feathery sonofagun. See, Fup is a duck. A very big duck. A very big duck indeed…And she is going to change their world forever.

This is a big-hearted, uproarious modern fable about family, love and nature set in a weird and wild Cornwall not so different from the one you know. Featuring live, foot-stomping music, quacking puppetry and Kneehigh’s infamous eccentricity and charm, Fup: A Modern Fable is a story like no other.

“With live music, big earthy performances and heart-melting puppetry, this comedy has a joyous celebratory fizz and piercing melancholy” ★★★★ The Times


The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

Our Creative Learning Team says
A chance to see a Kneehigh adaptation of a novel. Great for those interested in Kneehigh as a company, especially those studying for an EDUQUAS GCSE and also exploring how books can be translated onto the stage. Suitable for KS3, GCSE and A Level students.

A workshop with Simon Harvey the Director of FUP entitled Character and ensemble playing will be available on Wed 3 Oct and is best combined with seeing the show on Tues 2 Oct. Suitable for GCSE and A Level students. Contact to find out more.

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To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email

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