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One Duck Down (FacePlant Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Based on the true story of 7000 rubber ducks being cast adrift, ‘One Duck Down’ is an endearing tale of one man’s attempt to collect the ducks. It’s an avenue for tackling important issues such as ocean waste and climate change in an accessible way. Each scene welcomes an interesting new element, whether that’s the hand puppet crabs, a giant whale, or a bearded woman, and these constant changes ensure the show remains engaging. There’s no doubt this is a heart-warming production, loosely comparable to ‘Paddington Bear’ with the lovely story and feelings it evokes. ‘One Duck Down’ is a wholesome, professional piece of children’s theatre and, with a few puns thrown in, there’s something for the whole family.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Natalie Holman]