Le Gateau Chocolat


Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 4 May, 14:00

Advisory age: For ages 3+

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Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

Running time: 40 mins

2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England. 

Ticket information

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  • ‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance.’

    ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
  • ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake.’

    Basement Jaxx

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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