(Honorary Patron: Dame Vanessa Redgrave)

26th to 28th May 2022
Performances at 7.30pm plus 2.30pm on Saturday 28th

Book by
Anthony Drewe
Music by
George Stiles
Lyrics by
Anthony Drewe

The Director was
Helen Coyte
The Musical Director was
Rob Miller

HONK! Is a musical based on one of the world's favourite fairy-tales,
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling".

Ugly is born, of course, as a duckling but it soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary duck. A gaggle of farmyard characters join the naïve, but lovable Ugly in his rights-of-passage journey from misrepresented duckling to elegant swan. Peril lies around every corner, usually in the shape of the ravenous Cat but Ugly receives help from unlikely sources and wins through thanks to his sheer good nature.

Stiles and Drewe's Honk! was the winner of the 2000 Olivier award for Best New Musical, beating Mamma Mia!, Spend Spend Spend and The Lion King.

Since it first hatched in 1993, Honk! has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and has been seen by over 6 million people.

“ Imagine the colour and wit of Disney’s Jungle Book, mixed with the vivacity of ‘40s Hollywood musicals, exuberantly staged, and you still only have some idea of how stonkingly brilliant this treat is...” 
Time Out on the award-winning National Theatre production

The Cast:

Ugly Tony Tony Carpenter
Ida Abi Abi White
Maureen Hazel Hazel Hawkswell
Henrietta Jennifer Jennifer Charters
Grace Sandra Sandra Bray
Dot Debra Debra Allen
Lowbutt Kate Kate Buxton
Queenie Jo Jo Weller
Mother Swan Jennifer Jennifer Charters
Ensemble Ruth Ruth Wilbraham
  Robyn Robyn Davies
  Ingrid Ingrid Collins
Drake Richard Richard Ashton
Cat Kyrie Kyrie Carpenter
Penny Caroline Caroline Thompson
Turkey Buff Buff Cooper
Greylag Eric Eric Collins
Bullfrog Richard Richard Weller

This amateur production was presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

The critique
The NODA review

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