Please note that the 11am performance of Duckie has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling .

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” ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Duckie Generic Tour Trailer – Le Gateau Chocolat from house on Vimeo.

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FREE Family Activity

Before and after the show join us in the Creative Learning space for free creative activities:

Let’s transform ourselves…. Use our dress-up clothes to be whoever you want to be. Re-design yourself – use the materials provided to design your own alter- ego. You can be whoever you want to be, even if it’s just for the day.

Time: 10am – 4pm (drop-in)
Age suitability: All
Cost: FREE
Location: Creative Learning Space