Rehearsal images for Andy Room’s production of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s musical have been released. 

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Leon Scott, Emily Goad, Emma Jane Morton, Ellie Nunn and Robert Pearce . (c) Nick Rutter.

The 20th anniversary production arriving at the Union Theatre from the 29th March is only the third time that Stiles and Drewe’s  musical has been seen in London since its celebrated National Theatre production in 2000.

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Leon Scott, Emily Goad, Robert Pearce. (c) Nick Rutter. 

This heartwarming reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling tells the story of Ugly, a plucky little bird who gets picked on by the other farmyard animals because he’s different. Pushed out of the flock, he embarks on an adventure across the marsh, meeting an array of characters who teach him that it takes all sorts to make a world, and that he is much more than just his fowl looks.

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Jane Morton  and Sam Sugarman (c) Nick Rutter. 

Directed by Andy Room, this 20th anniversary production is produced by Dot By Dot Productions. Honk! also features musical direction by Oli Rew ,choreography by  Lily Howkins, puppetry designs by Phoebe Hill and with designs by Anna Reid.

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Robert Pearce, Leon Scott, Ellie Nunn and Emily Goad. (c) Nick Rutter. 

The cast for the production includes: Liam Vincent-Kilbride as Ugly, Ellie Nunn as Ida, Leon Scott as Drake, Sam Sugarman as Cat, Robert Pearce, Emily Goad and Emma Jane Morton.

This is the latest Stiles and Drewe musical t0 hit the London stage, joining Half a Sixpence and the soon to open Wind in the Willows musical.

Honk! will play at the Union Theatre from the 29th March until the 22nd April. For more information and to book tickets visit:




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