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Classic Fairy Tale Is Given New Puppet & Musical Treatment
"You're not such an ugly duckling". Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairy tale of The Ugly Duckling can be seen in a totally different guise when a musical adaptation of the magical story comes to the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Saturday 18 June.

Created by the Sea Legs Puppet Theatre, which was founded in 2001 with the aim of producing quality children's puppet theatre, this adaptation of The Ugly Duckling stays true to the fundamental story of identity and belonging. The duckling is destined to meet a number of colourful characters as it leaves the comfort of the farmyard and heads out into the wilderness.

The Ugly Duckling
Follow the adventures of The Ugly Duckling in new musical adaptation

But parents of little ones should not worry as the grand musical finale promises to deliver a happy ending to the duckling at the centre of the story. The production by Sea Legs Puppet Theatre is aimed at children aged three and above and will feature storytelling, puppets and a delightful musical score.

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen pictured in 1869 (Wikipedia)

The Ugly Duckling is being staged at the Lichfield Garrick as part of the theatre's family day, which is filled with various free activities and affordable workshops for the whole family to enjoy. Activities include a Comedy School for Kids, local artists, story-tellers, and a chance to have a go at writing poetry.

Lichfield Garrick
Enjoy a family day at Lichfield Garrick

The Ugly Duckling will play at the Lichfield Garrick on Saturday 18 May at 11am and 2.30pm. Tickets cost £7 for children and £10 for adults, and can be booked online or by calling Lichfield Garrick's Box Office on 01543 412121.
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Why? Classic Fairy Tale Given New Musical Look
When: Saturday 18 June 2016
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Tickets £7 children, £10 adults
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