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.
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
October 13 - November 4, 2023
Thursdays to Saturdays at 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Two act musical, approx. 120 min.
GENERAL: $28 child, $33 adult
PREMIUM: $33 child, $38 adult
CHILDREN are aged 3 to 17
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Loud sounds, flashing lights, potentially scary life-and-death situations.
THEMES & TALKING POINTS:
Self-discovery, friendship, family, loyalty, unconditional love, bullying.
Video courtesy of Drayton Entertainment, 2017, starring Nathan Carroll, Kyle Blair, Eric Da Costa, Margaret Thompson, and Tim Porter, directed by David Connolly.
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