Duckie

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Time: 11am & 3pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £16)

Running Time: 60 minutes

Age Guidance: 3+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber.

Duckie is stretching his wings and being rehatched with new performer Paula Brett.

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self acceptance at its core. Set in an animal circus, we join Duckie on an adventure of self-discovery, asking questions of the ‘happy ever after’ in a celebration of difference.

Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Watch Duckie triumph by realising that these are their strengths.

Originally created by Le Gateau Chocolatan exciting adventure awaits our newest duckling, with new cast member Paula Brett joining the Duckie family, adding their own twist to this classic tale of identity and belonging. 

‘a reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★
Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

‘Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation.’ Live Art Alive 

 

Originally written and directed by Le Gateau Chocolat & Tommy Bradson 

Originally Produced and developed by In Company Collective / Something To Aim For 

 

Supported by Arts Council England.  Seed Commissioners: New Wolsey Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre & Norwich Arts Centre

 

The Pay What You Can Scheme removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible by those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended price. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

PRE EVENT INFORMATION

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access available via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit. If you would like to read about our current COVID safety measures in place, you can find out more about what to expect here.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION TICKETS

If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Sensory adapted performance: Sat 19 Feb, 11am
Find out more about our sensory adapted performances.

Socially distanced performance: Fri 18 Feb, 3pm

Content

  • This performance contains haze

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

PRE-SHOW INFORMATION

VISUAL GUIDE  

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WE’RE GOOD TO GO

We have been recognised by the National Tourist Associations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that we are operating within the COVID-19 Industry Standard.
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FACE MASKS

We encourage all audience members to wear a mask whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless you’re exempt).

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES

We have a limited number of socially distanced performances for most shows, so you can choose when you feel most comfortable attending.
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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Our COVID booking policy means that it’s easy to exchange your tickets if you are unable to attend.

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