MENU
14
Fairytale

UGLY DUCKLET

UGLY DUCKLET

Everyone knows the story of the ugly duckling. The mother duck’s eggs begin to hatch, revealing several fluffy birdlings and one grey, ugly creature, completely different from the rest. The nestling, rejected by other birds, is battling loneliness, looking for his place in life and for friendship. Only after the grey creature matures into a beautiful snow-white swan does the truth about his different nature finally come to light. “Ugly Ducklet” is a contemporary take on the story, which focuses on the norms governing social life and affecting both the young and the old. The performance touches upon the problem of feeling different and the loneliness it breeds. It sheds light on the intolerance rooted in the language and manner of thinking, and teaches viewers that “different” doesn’t have to mean “worse.” The fairytale is also an interactive performance that encourages children to sing, listen to music and have fun. Even though the plot is set in Podlasie, it could take place in any corner of the world… No matter where we come from or what language we speak, it is bound to have words for tolerance, acceptance, respect for diversity, friendship and love. “Ugly Ducklet” explains the meaning of these words, highlighting that our looks and origin are not nearly as important as what we have in our hearts.

Premiere: 7 VI 2014

For children aged 5 and over
I 2019
1 hr 20 min
Polish
22–30 PLN
Small Stage
Odeska 1

Gallery

Authors

Book: Mariusz Urbanek
Music: Jakub Lubowicz

Creators

Director: Jakub Szydłowski
Adaptation: Roberto Skolmowski
Music Director: Jakub Lubowicz
Theatre Stage Managers: Maria Mitrosz, Radosław Zabłocki

Cast

Ducklet
Rafał Supiński / Kamil Wróblewski
Toad / Goose
Karolina Kuklińska
Crow / Turkey
Maciej Nerkowski
Piglet / Rooster / Gander
Bartłomiej Łochnicki
Goldfish / Swan
Monika Ziółkowska
Fox / Dog
Jakub Szydłowski / Andrzej Danieluk

Ensemble

Piano
Karina Komendera / Andrzej Makal
Guitar
Amadeusz Buczyński / Andrzej Jabłoński / Maciej Skwierczyński
Bass Guitar
Cezary Just / Rafał Makarski
Percussion
Adam Krzyczkowski / Łukasz Zamaryka / Marcin Jadczak

This website uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best possible experience. If you continue to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies by the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic. Detailed information regarding the personal data processing and the cookie policy are to be found at Protection of Personal Data & Privacy Policy tab.