The Ugly Duckling

Northumberland Theatre Company production of THE UGLY DUCKLING adapted by Neil Duffield directed by Gillian Hambleton designed by Michelle Huitson

Northumberland Theatre Company production of THE UGLY DUCKLING adapted by Neil Duffield directed by Gillian Hambleton designed by Michelle Huitson

Shilbottle Community Hall are inviting local audiences to this enchanting reworking of Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved story about a duckling’s transformation into a swan by acclaimed children’s writer Neil Duffield.

Northumberland Theatre Company production of THE UGLY DUCKLING adapted by Neil Duffield directed by Gillian Hambleton designed by Michelle Huitson

Touring with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, NTC’s latest show is performed by a 5 strong cast and is packed withy catchy songs, laugh out loud humour, dancing and visual treats to bring this funny and heartwarming story to life for all the family.

Doris Duck is awaiting the hatching of her latest batch of eggs, but bossy, self-satisfied Prima Donna hen

Northumberland Theatre Company production of THE UGLY DUCKLING adapted by Neil Duffield directed by Gillian Hambleton designed by Michelle Huitson

and cocky Mr Rooster will keep interfering. The story follows the arrival of Desdemona Duck and her attempt to discover her real place out in the icy winter world, despite the meddling of her silly siblings Dilly and Dally. With her friend Kha the raven to look out for her, Desdemona survives the threat from those who want to befriend her for their own reasons and discovers who she really is.

Northumberland Theatre Company production of THE UGLY DUCKLING adapted by Neil Duffield directed by Gillian Hambleton designed by Michelle Huitson

The cast welcomes back NTC favourites Eleanor Dennison and Louis Roberts along with Laura Jayne Ayres, Robert Pegge and newcomer Natalie Simone in this story about growing up, finding your own identity and a mother’s struggle to protect her children or let them go!

“It starts with a rock’n’roll rooster and ends with a shimmering swan, and in between is the most fun your kids will have this winter”.  Chester Chronicle

Northumberland Theatre Company are based at the Playhouse in Alnwick.
“NTC’s productions may be small-scale and done on a shoestring but they are backed by a team which can match anything done by much bigger, purpose built theatres and whose imagination and ability to weave a storytelling magic as they transform unpromising spaces into theatres for the night is second to none” – Lynn Gardner, The Guardian

Date/ Time:                Saturday January 30th 2016

Tickets:                        Adults: £7.50 Concessions £6.50, Child £4.00 Family ticket £19.00

Bookings:                  Gill Bray on 07946 537 703 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk
Ugly Duckling Poster ~ Jan 2016