The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales


On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. But one doesn’t look like the others; it’s a different shape, a brighter colour and is much, much bigger! What will happen when the egg hatches and what stories will hatch with it?

Join Above Bounds Theatre Collective as they explore one of the most loved Hans Christian Anderson stories using songs, shadow puppetry and a little of your input to tell this famous tale. Come along on the journey with our Ugly Duck; there’s sure to be gasps, laughs and a few surprises along the way.

Project supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Tour supported by Exeter City Council and Kingsteignton Town Council. Project partnership from Worboys Productions and the Bike Shed Theatre.


23rd July– Midsummer Dreams Festival- Dartington Hall Estate Studio 1- Workshop 10.30AM, Show 11.30AM- 01803 847 07-

3rd August– Unpacked Children’s Theatre Festival- Exeter Phoenix Studio Space- 11AM
4th August- Unpacked Children’s Theatre Festival- Exeter Central Library-Workshop 10AM
4th August– Unpacked Children’s Theatre Festival- Exeter Phoenix Studio Space- 3PM- TICKETS-0139 667080-

11th August– The Seagull- Lowestoft- Workshops 11AM & 12.30PM- 01502 589726-
12th August– The Seagull -Lowestoft- 11AM & 1PM- 01502 589726-

19th August– The Plough- Torrington- 4PM- 01805 624624-

30th August– The Poly- Falmouth- 2.30PM- 01326 319461-
31st August- The Poly- Falmouth- 2.30PM- 01326 319461-

16th September– Tacchi-Morris- Taunton- Show 12PM, Workshops 1PM & 3PM-01823 414144-

23rd September– Crediton Arts Centre- 3PM- 01363 773260-

30th September– Tiverton Community Arts Theatre- 2PM- 07443 502523-

8th October- Victoria Hall- Radstock- 4PM- 01761 438885-

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    Winners of the 2017 Brighton Fringe Bursary. Long listed for the Balkan/Otherplace 2017 Award.

    With special thanks to Gill Nunn and David W for their ongoing support.