The Show People Podcast is one year old! That’s right The Show People Podcast celebrates one year of bringing you special theatre guests every fortnight and shining a spotlight on the UK performing arts and joining host Andrew Keates this time is Scott Garnham.
Ok, so there is something you all need to know about me. I have a bird phobia – which makes being in London surrounded by pigeons occasionally difficult – so you would be right in questioning my wisdom in going to see a musical about birds.
It is springtime and in a rural farm, the feathered inhabitants are getting ready to meet the new generation. For Ida (Ellie Nunn) this means sitting for hours on end on the nest while her partner Drake (Leon Scott) wanders about enjoying himself.
This Easter, Stiles & Drewe’s HONK! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician, 20th anniversary production, which will run at the Union Theatre from 29 March 2017.
This is George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s updating of the Hans Christian Anderson favourite, The Ugly Duckling. And it is a good updating too: the London premiere beat both the Lion King and Mama Mia to best new musical gong at the Oliviers.
Young critics scheme review:
Fun and entertaining, Honk!, Anthony Drewe’s modern adaptation of The Ugly Duckling performed as part of Captivate Theatre’s three week Fringe Experience, adds depth to a timeless classic.