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. The book and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe and music is by George Stiles. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
“This utterly delicious new musical version of Hans Christian Andersen… pulls off the considerable trick of delighting children and winking wickedly at adults simultaneously… …One’s feathers stand on end with joy… …Breathes exhilarating new life into an old classic….” (NEWBURY WEEKLY NEWS)
“The Ugly Duckling story, turned into a witty, tuneful musical by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the brightest hopes for the future of the British musical. Stiles writes genuinely hummable tunes from novelty numbers to yearning love songs, while Drewe is a splendidly literate and witty lyricist” (THE INDEPENDENT)
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