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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 Jude Akuwudike, David Alder, David Bamber, Jasper Britton, Allyson Brown, David Burt, Pauline Carville, Anthony Clegg, Edward Gower, Ceri Ann Gregory, Jamaine Hockley, Leila Joyce, Beverley Klein, Jane Lancaster, Samantha Matthew, Leigh McDonald, Omar F Okai, Alistair Parker, Kai Pearce, Sara Powell, Myra Sands, Adrian Sarple, Imane Soussi, Gilz Terera, Sean Williams.
Lyrics Anthony Drewe. Music George Stiles. Director Julia McKenzie. Design Peter McKintosh. Director Michael Haslam (music). Sound Colin Pink. Choreographer Aletta Collins. Lighting Mark Jonathan.
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