The Ugly Duckling

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/02/2016
15:00 - 16:30

Location
Blackheath Halls

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The Ugly Duckling features the trademark hand shadow puppetry of international shadowgrapher Drew Colby in collaboration with Newcastle-based cellist Penny Callow. Inspired by the well-known Hans Christian Andersen tale, this visual performance uses new hand shadow techniques, beautiful light scapes, whimsical humour and glorious live music (including some popular pieces of swan music by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns) to tell the story. Even everyday objects including plastic spoons and kitchen colanders are pressed into service in imaginative ways in front of the lights to create glistening fish, turtles and dramatic weather changes! In the end it turns out the “duckling” is not really a “duckling” at all – and after many adventures in which he encounters dogs and cats and snakes and rats (and even a crazy old lady) he finds his true place in the world. This is a magical show for the whole family, with skilful puppetry, fun characters and lots of laughs.

Suitable for ages: 4+
Running Time: 60 minutes

TICKETS: £7

Box Office;  +44 (0)20 8463 0100

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