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What's On > Duckie

Luton Library Theatre

Date: Sunday 12th May, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Cost: 8
Group discount: Buy 10+ and save 10%

5 for ages 25 and under, including organised school and FE college groups. Please note the Group discount does not apply to the 5 offer.
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100
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Hat Factory Presents

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.
Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children. 
Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.
A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

Age guidance: 3+. For the young and young at heart.


Culture for a fiver

£5 for ages 25 and under, including organised school and FE college groups

Please Note: the Group Discount price does not apply to this £5 offer


Duckie is presented at Luton Library Theatre as part of The Hat Factory Presents, which offers a taster of the programme to come when the venue reopens in 2019.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance.’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake.’ Basement Jaxx
Le Gateau Chocolat:  2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Presented on tour by House

Supported by Arts Council England. 

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different.’ 
Circles and Stalls
'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation.’ 
Live Art Alive  
★★★★★ ‘A reinvention of family theatre.’ 
Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub
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