What a total treat of a show this is! Le Gateau Chocolat takes us through a whirlwind of emotions in this utterly charming reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling…

Duckie’s start in life is a little flat; unable to quack or dance like the others, he sets out on his own path of discovery. Within the animal circus, Duckie attempts to be strong like the lions, walk tightropes like the flamingoes and even join in elephant acrobatics, but all without any success. It takes a mystical fortune teller and ultimately an unlikely friend in a tiny mouse for Duckie to finally realise his inner strengths and talents. I’ll admit to shedding a tear or two during a highly charged rendition of Nothings Gonna Harm You, and flipping full circle to feeling heartburstingly happy during the song I am What I am.

Messages of identity, discrimination and inclusiveness thread through this heartening tale which sparkles with little bits of creative magic – making it perfect for wee ones and big ones alike.

My Mini reviewers say : ”I loved each animal having a different song – the flamingoes were the funniest ….”

”…(singing..) Flamingoes just wanna have fun…”

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