Youngsters bring Ugly Duckling show to Royal and Derngate

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Young performers from the Royal & Derngate Younger Musical Theatre Company have been rehearsing a show based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Ugly Duckling.

The 25 members of the group are aged between eight and 13.

They have has the chance to work with a professional creative team since February for the show Honk! Jr which is on later this month.

Directing the show is Youth Theatre Director Christopher Gorry while the musical director is Fergal O’Mahony and the new set and costumes have been designed by Carl Davies.

Christopher said: “The group has been working really hard on bringing the show together and we have had great fun in the process.

“We’re just sorting out the final bits and and I think it’s going to be a lovely show.”

The musical comedy tells the story of a duckling who is mocked on the farmyard and pursued by a hungry cat and so ends up going on a journey.

Honk! Jr can be seen at Royal & Derngate on Thursday, June 19, Friday June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 7.15pm. Tickets priced £9 can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811