CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Spring has come to the duckyard. Drake, the Mallard Duck, and his long suffering partner, Ida, await the birth of a new brood, but the nest seems to contain one inordinately large egg this year. Sure enough, it cracks open to reveal an ugly chick nothing like his siblings, who makes a strange honk sound instead of the expected quack! Ida warms to him, though, and takes him out for the first swim on the lake, finding him to be a prodigious swimmer. The other farmyard fowl, however ridicule him, driving him into the eager arms of Tom Cat. Ugly escapes by the skin of his teeth, but with night falling he becomes lost... Winner of 2000 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Performers Mark Anderson (Ugly), Alexander Evans (Turkey/Greylag), Allison Harding (Grace/Dot/Lowbutt), Verity Quade (Ida), Philip Reed (Cat), Sioned Saunders (Henrietta/Penny), Simon Slater (Drake/Bullfrog), Claire Storey (Maureen/Queenie). LyricsAnthony Drewe.MusicGeorge Stiles.Corporate SponsorHorsey Lightly Fynn.ProducerThe Watermill.DirectorSteven Dexter.MusicSarah Travis (Musical Supervisor/Arrangements).DesignFrancis O'Connor.LightingLawrence T Doyle.