Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 15.50.18There once was an Ugly Duckling, with feathers all stubby and brown – and next week Bishop Auckland Town Hall will say “Quack! Get INTO town!” 

On Wednesday 27 January at 6.30pm the Durham County Council run venue will welcome Neil Duffield’s Northumberland Theatre Company take on the classic fairy tale.

A funny and heart-warming story for all the family – which starts with a rock and roll rooster and ends with a shimmering swan – the show is packed with song and dance.

But theatregoers will also find a message at its heart, about growing up, finding your own identity and a mother’s struggle to protect her children or let them go.

Critics have praised the production for being “the most fun your kids will have” and tickets are selling fast.

To book your seat, priced £8 or £6 for concessions, call the Town Hall box office on 03000 269 524.