Setting the Scene

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling”, “Honk!” tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother.

Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to return home.

Along his way, he encounters a beautiful swan, Penny, tangled in a fishing line.

After saving her, the two birds fall in love. However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter. Eventually, Ugly’s mother finds him frozen in snow.

Luckily, her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life – as a handsome swan! Soon, Ugly is reunited with Penny and two swans decide to live the rest of their days in the same pond as Ugly’s loyal mother.

Songs & Scenes

Act 1

A Poultry Tale – Drake / Ida / Turkey / Henrietta / Maureen / Cat / Grace & Ensemble

The Joy Of Motherhood – Ida & Maureen

Different (Pre-Reprise) – Ida

Hold Your Head Up High – Ida / Ugly & Fishes

Look At Him – Ida / Drake / Ugly / Henrietta / Cat / Turkey / Grace / Ducklings / Maureen & Ensemble

Different – Ugly

Play With Your Food – Cat & Ugly

The Elergy – Company

Every Tear A Mother Cries – Ida

The Wild Goose Chase – Greylag / Dot / Snowy / Barnacles /Pinkfoot / Ugly / Cat & Ensemble

Act 1 Finale: Hold Your Head Up High (Reprise) – Ida & Ugly

Act 2

It Takes All Sorts – Queenie & Lowbutt

Together – Cat / Queenie & Lowbutt

The Collage – Drake / Ida & Company

Now That I’ve Seen You – Ugly

Warts and All – Bullfrog / Ugly / Frogletts & Company

The Blizzard – Company

Transformation – Ugly / Ida & Penny

Melting Moggy – Cat

Act 2 Finale: Look At Him (Reprise) – The Company

Curtain Call: Warts and All – The Company

The Production team

  • Director – Barbara Hill
  • Musical Director – Marcus Davidson
  • Choreography – Barbara Hill / Ruth Huggett / Rachael Bedford & Kaz Cockburn
  • Band – Ronan Kozakaro
  • Lighting – Hannah Kester
  • Set Design – Richard Seagroatt & Pauline Seagroatt
  • Box Office – Richard Seagroatt & Jill Seagroatt
  • Stage Manager – Chris Cockburn
  • Front of House Manager – Peter O’Donovan
  • Props Manager – Leila Reynolds / Peter Barefoot & Lowri Williams
  • Prompt – Julia Stevens
  • Costumes – Barbara Hill / Debbie Featherstone / Leonie Quinn & Amity Burger
  • Front of House – Nicki Parry / Richard Knight & Darren J A Knight
  • Publicity – Nigel Barefoot
  • Programme – Darren J A Knight & Debbie Featherstone
  • Website – Chris Cockburn

The Cast

  • Drake – Jude Figueira
  • Turkey – Matthew Smith
  • Henrietta – Sarah O’Donovan
  • Maureen – Pauline Seagroatt
  • Ida – Ruth Huggett
  • Cat – Jimi Taylor
  • Beaky – Imogen Wilson
  • Fluff – Sam Cockburn
  • Billie – Marie Seagroatt
  • Downy – Justine Knight
  • Ugly – Nigel Barefoot
  • Grace – Kaz Cockburn
  • Maggie Pie – Charlotte Knell
  • Floor Manager / Old Woman / Bewick – Amity Burger
  • Greylag – Micheal Preston
  • Dot – Debbie Featherstone
  • Pinkfoot – Leonie Quinn
  • Barnacles – Darren J A Knight
  • Snowy – Natasha Locarnini
  • Lowbutt – Rachel Bedford
  • Queenie – Angela Wood
  • Penny – Claire Percy
  • Bullfrog – Barry Pavey
  • Chorus – Leila Reynolds & Mauro Morando
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