Ugly Duckling

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Duckie is... an ugly duck! She's also adopted, a Z grade & suffers dysmorphic delusions of grandeur. Duckie is very discombobulated to learn that only cygnets, NOT ducks transform into beautiful swans. However Duckie won't allow mere genetics to stand in her way as she utilises surgery, social media, celebrity, Botox, feathers & fillers to fulfill her self-appointed birthright.
Ugly Duckling is a pop cabaret told through song and spoken word that combines all your favourite pop tunes like Lorde & Julia Michaels with everything you loved about films like Easy A, Ten things I hate about you and Clueless. Ugly Duckling navigates the tricky terrain that every modern day femme faces. Duckie is Carrie Bradshaw on crack, with a little bit of KIMYE jumbled in for good measure. #naturellement

Presented by:
Karla Hillam

Performed by Karla Hillam (The Divine Miss Bette, Los Nachos Trios, Offspring, Wentworth and The Warriors), written and directed by the multi-award winning international cabaret artiste Spanky! (Candice McQueen: Nasty, Matthew Mitcham: Twists and Turns, Matthew Mitcham: Under the covers), musically directed by Andrew Kroenert (Carmen Live or Dead, 27 Club, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dream Lover) with sound and lighting design by Daniel Barca (Tessa Waters, Ivan Aristeguieta, Fringe Wives Club, Backwards Anorak and Aunty Donna) and choreography by Brett Fisher (Fiddler on the Roof, Curtains, Peppa Pig) this dynamic team is sure to delight all of your senses.

"Ugly Duckling is a brand new cabaret that tickles your funny bone and leaves you scratching for more"

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