An Ugly Duckling

A heartfelt story about finding one’s own way in life
Produced by Balsamique Théâtre

We all know the Ugly Duckling. Our little hero who is repeatedly being mocked by the various characters of the tale, who all think they’re better or more important than him. A touching story retold with words, puppets, silhouettes and shadow play.


”We experienced the play as a pure piece of poetry that communicates essential values such as tolerance, respect, equality and brotherliness. Values that are important to engage with and become conscious about already at an early age. (…) The children’s level of attention throughout the play showed that it was an absolute success.” – Marie-Pierre Jauberthie Martel, nursery leader




You can find all the show guidelines for various schools and institutions here.

Please pay special attention to the following guidelines for evening and weekend shows:

• All 2020 shows have been put on sale with a reduced number of seats in the halls.
• When buying more than one ticket at a time, you’ll get a matching number of adjacent seats. Accordingly, there’ll be a distance of less than one metre between the persons in the group. All groups will be given seat numbers upon arrival for the show.
• If you wish to keep one metre between you and your neighbours (from nose to nose), each ticket must be bought individually. For logistical reasons, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be seated next to each other in this case. You’ll be given a seat number upon arrival for the show.

Cast and crew


Performer Lone Nedergaard
Script Lone Nedergaard/Jean-Pierre Lescot, losely based on H.C. Andersen
Director(s) Lone Nedergaard/Jean-Pierre Lescot

Artwork Balsamique Théâtre

Practical information