Tudor Musical Comedy Society are getting 'egg-cited' about their latest production, Honk! a modern British take on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling, coming to Sutton Coldfield Town Hall this month.
Since it first hatched in 1993, Honk! - a charming twist on the classic tale, full of witty lyrics and great comedy numbers - has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions.
Seen by over 6 million people, Honk! has won multiple awards, including in the West End the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, beating both The Lion King and Mamma Mia!
“Imagine the colour and wit of Disney’s Jungle Book, mixed with the vivacity of ‘40s Hollywood musicals, exuberantly staged, and you still only have some idea of how stonkingly brilliant this treat is...”
Time Out on the award-winning National Theatre production.
Society Chair Charlie Ward is looking forward to the company’s return to the Town Hall, this time bringing a new musical to the town. She says:
“We cannot wait to share this exciting new show with our audiences. It is refreshing for our company to work on original music and comedy, and we know the quality of this will ensure a thoroughly entertaining – and different - night out.”
Honk! tells the tale of Ugly, born - of course - as a duckling although it soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary duck. Mocked on the farmyard then pursued by the ever-hungry Cat, Ugly finds himself lost on a nearby marsh in the middle of a duck-shoot and embarks on an odyssey through the countryside, meeting a battery of colourful characters and finding himself, and love, along the way.
Tudor is an award-winning society which has grown a reputation for bringing high quality musical theatre to Sutton Coldfield, including last year’s Jesus Christ Superstar and the sell-out success of Annie in 2014.
Honk! is being performed nightly at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall from Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March, with a Saturday matinee. Tickets are available on 0333 666 366 or by clicking here.
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