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    • 10 Dec -
      14 Jan 2018
      10 Dec - 14 Jan 2018

    Director Sally Cookson / Revival Director Craig Edwards / Composer Benji Bower / Musical Director Brian Hargreaves / Designer Katy Sykes / Lighting Designer Matthew Graham

    Check out our Christmas page and play ‘Beauty Vs Ugly’ with the cast and creative teams of Beauty and the Beast and The Ugly Duckling!

    The first show we ever co-produced with the wondrous Travelling Light is back this Christmas! The multi award-winning team behind Cinderella: A Fairytale brings all its trademark magic and mastery to a warming wintry tale of family, feathers and fitting in.

    Frost. Ice. Quiet. The farm is sleeping, snuggled up for warmth. Suddenly the peace is shattered by the arrival of… a duckling. Scruffy, clumsy and NOTHING like his fluffy yellow siblings, our unlikely, gangly and slightly wobbly hero sets off on an epic adventure to find the place where he truly belongs.

    Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved story comes springing to life at the hands of Sally Cookson, Benji Bower and Katie Sykes, with Travelling Light’s trademark joyful and moving storytelling, enchanting live music and fantastical invention. 10 years since its opening here at Tobacco Factory Theatres, and following 5 star reviews and an acclaimed national tour, The Ugly Duckling promises to leave young and old and everyone in between enraptured, uplifted and asking for more.

    Ugly Duckling Emily May Smith
    Everybody Elsie Heidi Niemi
    Mother Duck Heather Williams
    Musician Brian Hargreaves

    BGS Brand CMYK NEW COLOURS TEST 2 coated  is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as it stages this production.

    DAC_Beachcroft_Secondary Short Logo_CMYK_blue no line is delighted to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as it stages its Aug – Dec 17 season.

    • RUNNING TIME45mins
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION2+ and their families
    • VENUE


    Please note: There was a mistake on the printed material regarding start times for The Ugly Duckling. Please see BUY TICKETS (above) for various performance times.

    Sun 10 – Fri 15* December Previews £7
    Fri 15 December** – Sun 14 January Full £12 / Concession £9

    *10.30am performance only

    **2.30pm performance only

    Tue 02 January 1.30pm
    Performances specially adapted to create a more welcoming atmosphere for audiences with additional needs. To request a Relaxed Performance Pack, with lots of useful information in advance of your visit, please contact tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com.

    • Array

      "A thoroughly satisfying show, poignant, comic and bright with theatrical invention"

      The Times
    • Array

      "A brilliant production... Great charm and energy"

      Bristol Post
    • Array

      "A truly exceptional piece of work - nothing short of perfection"

      What's On Stage
    • "A must for anyone looking to introduce their pre-schooler to the art of story-telling on the stage"

      Bath & Wiltshire Parent
    • "So much energy, so much movement and so much humour."

      Children's Theatre Reviews
    • "A really lovely theatre-going experience"

      Exeunt Magazine

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