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HONK!
THE MUSICAL

music by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles

book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles

adapted from the book

"THE UGLY DUCKLING" BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN               

Honk! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

ABOUT THE SHOW

Honk!, based on Hans Christian Andersen's adored story of "The Ugly Duckling," tells the tale of a different looking duck named Ugly. Pursued by the ever-hungry Cat, Ugly finds himself lost, and embarks on an journey through the countryside, meeting many different animals, finding himself, and love, along the way.  

Since it first hatched in 1993, Stiles & Drewe's musical, Honk! has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.

 

"The musical adaptation not only gives the original story the drama it lacks, but is extraordinarily inventive in creating the world of barnyard life into which the ugly duckling is born. Besides that, the production itself provides a witty visual humour that enhances the humour of the dialogue and lyrics."

– Stage Door

“George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's musical version of The Ugly Duckling getting me where it hurts... because like all good family shows it's multi-layered and open to many meanings."

– The Guardian

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DATES:

October 13 - November 4, 2023

Thursdays to Saturdays at 7pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm

VENUE:

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

RUNNING TIME:

Two act musical, approx. 120 min.

TICKET PRICES:

GENERAL:  $28 child, $33 adult

PREMIUM:  $33 child, $38 adult
CHILDREN are aged 3 to 17

RECOMMENDED FOR:

ages 3+

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Loud sounds, flashing lights, potentially scary life-and-death situations.

 

THEMES & TALKING POINTS:

Self-discovery, friendship, family, loyalty, unconditional love, bullying.

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Video courtesy of Drayton Entertainment, 2017, starring Nathan Carroll, Kyle Blair, Eric Da Costa, Margaret Thompson, and Tim Porter, directed by David Connolly.
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THE CAST OF HONK!

Ugly - Alex Bergen
Ida - Joanna Murphy
Beaky/Bullfrog - Hayoung Chun
Billy/Barnacies/Bewick - Promona Swati
Cat - Ethan Vasquez Taylor
Downey/Pinkfoot/Lowbutt - Lindsay Holt
Drake/Farmer - Kirk Schmidt
Fluff/Snowy - Molly Mckay
Grace/Dot - Jacqueline Gibney
Henrietta/Penny/Maggie Pie/Queenie - Annika Keatley
Maureen/Mother Swan - Paige Belisle
Turkey/Greylag Camera Op/Father Swan - David Kampel

MEET THE CAST
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