• Music byGeorge Stiles
  • Book & Lyrics byAnthony Drewe
  • Directed by Andy Room

Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited, London

Book Tickets


  • Dates29th March - 22nd April 2017
  • TimesTuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm
    Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 14.30
    Previews29th - 31st March 7.30pm / 1st April 2.30pm


  • Full Price£22.50
  • Concessions£20
  • Children 14 and under£17.50
  • Families (at least 2 children)£65
  • Previews£20
  • Group rates available, please contact box office

Running Time

  • appox 2 hours plus interval


This Easter, Honk! returns to London in a brand-new, seven-person actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns.

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.

Pipping The Lion King and Mamma Mia to the post to win the 2000 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Honk! has gone on to perform all around the world, returning to London in its 20th anniversary year.

British writing duo Stiles and Drewe's other works have exploded around the UK over the last few years and includes Mary Poppins, Half a Sixpence and the soon-to-open Wind in the Willows. Seen in London for only the third time since its National Theatre production in 2000, Honk! is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face - no matter how horrendously ugly that smile may be.

Cast and Creatives


Liam Vincent-Kilbride

Ellie Nunn

Leon Scott

Sam Sugarman

Turkey/Jack Daw/Bullfrog/Father Swan
Robert Pearce

Emily Goad

Grace/Mother Swan/Queenie/Dot
Emma Jane Morton


Andy Room

Lily Howkins

Musical Director
Oli Rew

Set Design
Emily Bestow

Costume Design
Rosemary Elliott-Dancs

Lighting Design
Tim Deiling

Puppet Designer
Phoebe Hill

Production Manager
Ashley Mochan

Casting Director
Harry Blumenau

Associate Casting Director
Claire Cassidy

Website Design
Jason Forbes

Press Representation
Kevin Wilson PR

Paul Virides & Lian Wilkinson