Tabard Theatre Presents ' Honk' For Christmas

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's story of the Ugly Duckling

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This Christmas, the Tabard Theatre presents a brand new production of Stiles and Drewe’s Olivier award winning show Honk. Based on the Ugly Duckling story by Hans Christian Andersen, it is directed by Madeleine Loftin, with Musical Direction by Tom Theakston.

As 'Ugly' is hatched under the adoring gaze of his proud mum, Ida, his musical adventures begin. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly escapes but has no idea how to return home. Along his way, he encounters a beautiful Swan, a flock of Geese and a Bullfrog to mention but a few. Join Ugly on his journey to see if he can find his way home and discover who he really is.

Since it first hatched in 1993 Stiles & Drewe’s musical Honk! has winged its way around the world in over 8000 productions. A world-wide stage sensation that has been seen by over 5 million people, Honk! has won multiple awards including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have strong connections with the Tabard Theatre. In 2010, the Tabard Theatre produced Stiles and Drewe’s first musical Just So (based on the Just So stories by Rudyard Kipling) and in 2011, Anthony Drewe directed the Tabard Theatre’s production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

Honk! is directed by Madeleine Loftin who recently directed the Tabard Theatre’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers. She is joined by resident designer Chris Hone and choreography is by acclaimed West End star Mark White (Ghost, Les Miserables, A Chorus Line) who also stars as Ugly’s father Drake. Anthony Drewe has been involved in the auditioning and casting process and has attended rehearsals and production meetings.

Ticket prices:

Premium Shows - (21 Dec- 5 Jan and every Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday) £19 Full price/ £17 concession/ Youth groups £9

Saver Shows - (10 Dec – 20 December & 8 January – 10 January 2012 – excluding Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday) £17 Full price/£15 concession/Youth groups £9

Book online at or 0208 995 6035

Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 1LW


November 28, 2012