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The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories

The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories

Based on the tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted by Joseph O'Malley
Lichfield Garrick 
10 Dec - 24 Dec 2022

"The dawn has arrived. Can you feel it? Cool and crisp like fresh winter snow."

Loved the world over, the tales of Hans Christian Anderson have delighted young and old for almost two hundred years. From the love-struck courage of the brave tin soldier to the foolish pomposity of the Emperor and his new suit, each tale is richly infused with magic and adventure, with a positive underlying message for even the youngest of audience members to take home with them.

In this retelling, our three storytellers bring to life four of the author's most loved tales, sharing all the characters between them and using traditional theatre techniques plus whatever they have to hand to tell each story in an imaginative and ingenious way. Suitable for ages 4 to 104, this intimate, traditional piece whisks the audience off to a forgotten time, and leaves them clapping and cheering in their seats!

Josie Rattigan
Jessie Waterfield
Michael Radford

Directed by Joseph O'Malley

Designed by Tim Astley

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