Honk! in rehearsal… on its way!  Time to Honk!

This Easter, Honk! returns to London in a brand-new, seven-person actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns.

This heartwarming reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling tells the story of Ugly, a plucky little bird who gets picked on by the other farmyard animals because he’s different. Pushed out of the flock, he embarks on an adventure across the marsh, meeting an array of characters who teach him that it takes all sorts to make a world, and that he is much more than just his fowl looks.

honkPipping The Lion King and Mamma Mia to the post to win the 2000 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Honk! has gone on to perform all around the world, returning to London in its 20th anniversary year.

British writing duo Stiles and Drewe’s other works have exploded around the UK over the last few years and includes Mary Poppins, Half a Sixpence and the soon-to-open Wind in the Willows. Seen in London for only the third time since its National Theatre production in 2000, Honk! is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face – no matter how horrendously ugly that smile may be.

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HONK! Liam Vincent-Kilbride (Ugly) Photo Nick Rutter
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HONK! Sam Sugarman (Cat) Photo Nick Rutter
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HONK! Emma Jane Morton, Emily Goad, Robert Pearce, Liam Vincent-Kilbride (Ugly) Photo Nick Rutter

 

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HONK! Leon Scott, Emily Goad, Emma Jane Morton, Ellie Nunn, Robert Pearce Phopto Nick Rutter
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HONK! Leon Scott, Emily Goad and Robert Pearce Photo Nick Rutter
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HONK! Emily Goad Photo Nick Rutter

Seen in London for only the third time since its celebrated National Theatre production in 2000, this is a thrilling actor-musican version with puppetry, illusions – and water guns!

HONK! is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face – no matter how horrendously ugly that smile may be!

HONK!, produced by Dot By Dot Productions, directed by Andy Room, with Oli Rew as musical director, and choreography by Lily Howkins, will open at the Union Theatre on Wednesday March 29.

Photos: Nick Rutter

Cast and Creatives for Honk!

Cast

Ugly
Liam Vincent-Kilbride

Ida
Ellie Nunn

Drake
Leon Scott

Cat
Sam Sugarman

Turkey/Jack Daw/Bullfrog/Father Swan
Robert Pearce

Maureen/Henrietta/Penny/Lowbutt/Pinkfoot
Emily Goad

Grace/Mother Swan/Queenie/Dot
Emma Jane Morton

Creatives

Director
Andy Room

Choreographer
Lily Howkins

Musical Director
Oli Rew

Designer
Anna Reid

Puppet Designer
Phoebe Hill