2016 Spring Show


HONK! is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Ugly Duckling. The book and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe and music is by George Stiles. It is set in the English countryside and features Ugly, a cygnet who is mistaken as a duckling upon falling into his mother's nest when he was just an egg. He is rejected by everyone but Ida (his mother), a sly tomcat (who only befriends him out of hunger) and several other characters that Ugly meets along his journey.

The musical debuted at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury in 1993. The West End production opened in 1999 and won the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical

Cast List

CharacterCast Member
Ugly Colin Salt
Ida Jackie Jack
Cat Ian 'Buck' Taylor
Drake (Tree/Ensemble) Randy Vince
Maureen (Ensemble) Jay House
Henrietta (Bullrush/Ensemble) Kathryn Salt
Turkey (Ensemble) Derrick Harwood
Grace (Ensemble) Lesley Liggett
Beeky (Ensemble) Stuart Thorns
Fluff/Penny (Snowflake/Ensemble) Connie Roath
Billy (Ensemble) Gary Cotton
Downy (Snowflake/Ensemble) Rachael Pickard
Magie Pie (Ensemble) Ronnie McKie
Greylag (Ensemble) Martyn Webb
Dot/Mother Swan (Ensemble) Carol Manwaring
Barnacles/Father Swan (Ensemble) Rob Coates
Pinkfoot (Ensemble) Jo Wells
Snowy (Bullrush/Ensemble) Tracy Tomlin
Queenie (Ensemble) Sue Green
Lowbutt (Ensemble) Janice Steedman
Bullfrog (Ensemble) Rob Lisle
Bullrush (Ensemble) Jules Jenkins
Snowflake (Ensemble) Rachel Malley
Duckling Sophie Boothby
Duckling Grace Annells
Duckling Clara Evans


RoleCrew MemberRoleCrew Member
Direction & Choreography Jenni CoupeStage Management Nathan Ward
Musical Direction and Rehersal Pianist Jonathan Upfold Jenni Coupe
Production and Advertising Pete Cheese Musicians Jonathan Upfold
Jay House John Legge
Ian 'Buck' Taylor Malcolm 'Nobby' Glover
Costumes Sue WilliamsLuke 'Grizzly' Thomas
Nicki Thorns Set Design and Construction Ralph Dinnick
Lighting and Special Effects Randy Vince Martyn Webb
Jason TestaDerrick Harwood
Ben PlattArtwork Janice Steedman
Ballet Chorreography Rachael PickardJoanne Blossom
Rehearsal Techincal Support Randy Vince Sound Ralph Dinnick
Ralph Dinnick Ticket SalesDebbie Mead
Website Colin Salt Steve Currie
Makeup & HairCast & Crew Properties Jenni Coupe

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