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Magical puppetry performance of The Ugly Duckling

Magical puppetry performance of The Ugly Duckling

16 October 2015

A breathtaking display of puppetry telling the story of The Ugly Duckling will be touring small venues in North Lincolnshire during October.

The Ugly Duckling, by Finger and Thumb Theatre will be showing at Crowle, Kirton-in-Lindsey and Brigg as part of the rural touring scheme Live Lincs.

The production, based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic, will showcase the work of international shadowgrapher Drew Colby – the only professional hand- shadow puppeteer in Britain.

For this production, he has teamed up with Newcastle-based cellist Penny Callow to create a spellbinding performance. 

Inspired by the well-known Hans Christian Andersen tale, this show uses new hand shadow techniques, beautiful light scapes, whimsical humour and glorious live music, including some popular pieces of swan music by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns to tell the story. 

Even everyday objects including plastic spoons and kitchen colanders will transform in front of your eyes to create glistening fish, turtles and dramatic weather changes! 

This is a magical hour-long performance for the whole family, with skilful puppetry, fun characters and lots of laughs is part of the Live Lincs Autumn season.

The performances are on:

  • Tuesday 20 October at 6pm at St Norbert’s Catholic Primary Academy, Crowle. For tickets call 01724 710249.

  • Sunday 25 October at 6pm at Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall. For tickets call 01652 648435.

  • Friday 30 October at 2.30pm at Brigg Live Arts, Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club. For tickets call 01652 658995 or 01652 653217.

This show is suitable for families with children aged four and above.

For more details visit the Finger and Thumb Theatre website.

Live Lincs is a rural touring scheme which uses venues in the North Lincolnshire for live professional entertainment. Live Lincs is funded by North Lincolnshire Council and the National Lottery through ACE.

Live Lincs is managed by Blaize, a community arts organisation and Social Enterprise Company based in Yorkshire. Blaize is one of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Organisations in Yorkshire.

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First Published:15 October 2015