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The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

December 28, 29 [+mat] 2001 – January 3, 4 & 5 [+mat]  2002.


Music by George Stiles
Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe

“Definitely a swan, not a load of old quackers!”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
Rols Ham-Riche


Pete Winstone – Ugly

Jo Hopper – Ida

Adrian Kenward – Cat

Dan Newman – Drake, Barnacles, Bruv Swan

Derek Fraser – Turkey. Greylag, Dad Swan, Farmer

Hazel Starns – Maureen, Queenie, Snowy, Penny

Jane Richards – Henrietta, Lowbutt, Dot, Mute Swan

Jan King – Grace, Pinkfoot, Old Woman

Tony Muzzall – Bullfrog

Joe Mott – Swotty Duckling, Boy

Ellie Infield – Stroppy Duckling, Girl

Olivia Robinson – Bossy Duckling

Tom Cullen – Cocky Duckling

Charlotte Kenward – Tomboy Duckling

Imogen Chalk – Tiny Duckling

Katalin Szeless Piano

Bob Ryder Guitar

Hugh Hemmings Keyboard

Jonathan Dawes Drums


Production Crew

Musical Director – Katalin Szeless

Choreography – Cherry Briggs

Choreography – Adrian Kenward

Choreography – Tony Muzzall

Choreography – Rols Ham-Roche

Consultant Choreographer – Wendy Whatling

Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Lighting – Mike Medway

Sound – Simon Snelling

Stage Managers – Marc Lewis

Stage Managers – David Comber

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Properties – Judith Berrill

Properties – Rols Ham-Riche

Design – Rols Ham-Riche

Set Building / Painting / Design – Marc Lewis

Set Building / Painting / Design – David Comber

Set Building / Painting / Design – Dave Collis

Set Building / Painting / Design – Mark Flower

Set Building / Painting / Design – Mike Davy

Set Building / Painting / Design – Brian Box

Set Building / Painting / Design – Sheila Neesham

Set Building / Painting / Design – Cherry Briggs

Photography – Lucien Bouchy

Window Display – Rosemary Brown

Front of House Co-ordinator – Valerie Bray


Programme Note #1: Honk!

R H-R wrote: “Welcome to the Wick’s Christmas production of Honk!. This wonderful musical, telling the story of the Ugly Duckling, was written in 1993 and hatched at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury under the title The Ugly Duckling or the Aesthetically Challenged Farmyard Fowl. A revised version appeared in 1997 at Alan Ayckbourn’s Steven Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. This was directed by Julia Mackensie [Guys & Dolls, Fresh Fields] and was now called Honk! Its quality was recognised when it won ‘Best New Musical’ at the 2000 Olivier Awards and was revived at the National Theatre for a sell out season. Early this year the National embarked on a tour with Tracey Bennett [Coronation Street] and Ida and Norman Pace [Hale & Pace] as Drake.

Our production is the first time a full-scale version of Honk! has been seen in Sussex. It is perhaps the biggest and certainly the most technically and musically challenging show Wick has ever tackled. Thank you for coming to see Honk! and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this huge team effort.

This is the ultimate family show – starring a mother and daughter, an uncle and niece and two unhatched ducklings! Enjoy”