Contact are delighted to present a half term treat in the shape of – Duckie – a classic tale of identity and belonging,  Family-friendly glamour and glitz takes centre stage as critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children, a reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s life-affirming tale of The Ugly Duckling.

Le Gateau Chocolat’s work as a solo artist began in 2011 when he debuted my first show at Adelaide Fringe which then went on to tour the world as part of different festivals; Edinburgh Fringe, Menier Chocolate Factory London, Poland, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney. Since then he have worked along side contemporary composers and performed in Glyndebourne, The Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall, The Barbican.   3 subsequent shows have been made since his first; I heart Chocolat, ‘In drag’; A Royal Festival hall commission for the Purcell Room, and most recently Total Theatre nominated –  ‘Black’, a Homotopia Festival commission which has played Liverpool, London’s soho theatre & Edinburgh Fringe

Walking a little differently. Sounding a bit strange. Duckie knows what it’s like to not fit the mould. A classic story of identity and belonging. Duckie is set in an animal circus. We join him on an adventure of self discovery. Peppered with dress ups, songs,  Disney references and at its core, an important message of acceptance. Duckie is a show for the entire family, Quack! Quack!

  • October 24- 25th
  • 2pm/7pm
  • £13 / £7 Concessions / £5 under 10s
  • 0161 274 0600,contactmcr.com

  • All Ages
  • Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Devas Street, Manchester M15 6JA
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