Written by Emma Reeves
Co-produced by York Theatre Royal
Woodland trees transform from dark weathered branches, to silver sticks of frost, while hidden in brushwood, beside an ice-covered lake, a lost rejected duckling stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty....
Moving through all four seasons, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale.
With a menagerie of farmyard animals, depicted through inventive physicality, and with live music that quacks and trills, this charming production plays with ideas of identity, a sense of belonging and the journey to discover inner beauty.
tutti frutti is a national touring theatre company creating high quality work for children and their families to enjoy. Based in Leeds, tutti frutti has been delighting children aged three and over for more than 25 years and tours nationally and internationally to schools, venues, arts centres and village halls. For over 10 years tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal have enjoyed a creative and fruitful partnership co-producing many shows together. York Theatre Royal is committed to supporting and presenting work for children and family audiences and recent co-productions with tutti frutti include The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Princess and the Pea, Snow Child and Underneath a Magical Moon. In 2017, tutti frutti’s show WiLd! will be showcased at the prestigious International Performing Arts Youth (IPAY) Showcase in Madison, USA.
Monday 4 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Tuesday 5 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Wednesday 6 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Thursday 7 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Friday 8 December, 10.30am (BSL interpreted) & 1pm (Relaxed performance)
Saturday 9 December, NO PERFORMANCES
Sunday 10 December, 11am & 2pm (4pm show to be added if sales good)
Monday 11 December, 10.30am (Audio Described) & 1pm
Tuesday 12 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Wednesday 13 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Thursday 14 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Friday 15 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Saturday 16 December, NO PERFORMANCES
Sunday 17 December, 11am & 2pm (4pm show to be added if sales good)
Monday 18 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Tuesday 19 December, 10.30am & 1pm
Wednesday 20 December, NO PERFORMANCES
Thursday 21 December, 11am & 2pm
Friday 22 December, 11am & 2pm
Saturday 23 December, 11am & 2pm
Sunday 24 December, 11am & 2pm
No shows Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
Wednesday 27 December, 11am & 2pm
Thursday 28 December, 11am & 2pm
Friday 29 December, 11am & 2pm
Saturday 30 December, 11am & 2pm
Sunday 31 January, 11am & 2pm
BSL interpreted performance: Friday 8 December, 10.30am
Relaxed performance: Friday 8 December, 1pm
Touch Tour: Monday 11 December, 9.15am
Audio Described performance: Monday 11 December 10.30am
Please note: A Family Ticket consists of 2 adult and 2 children’s tickets or 1 adult and 3 children’s tickets.
Schools and Nurseries
Weekday performances from 4 - 20 December are school performances, however families are welcome to book. Early bird rate of £7 for groups of 10 or more available until 31 March 2017 (plus every 11th ticket free).
After 31 March: £8 groups 10+ (plus every 11th ticket free).
We can also provide a free lunchroom for your group, subject to availability. Booking is essential – please request when you book your tickets.