Opened: 11 October 2005
Booking until: 15 July 2006
Running time: 2hrs 5mins
Prices: £ - £
Author / playwright: Sean Foley
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Sean Foley , Hamish McColl
Comedy by Sean Foley and Hamish McColl (aka The Right Size). Directed by Kenneth Branagh with designs by Alice Power, choreography by Michael Rooney, lighting by Patrick Woodroffe, magic by Simon Drake, music by Steve Parry and sound by Simon Baker.
The team that brought you The Play What I Wrote now present the World premiere of their new comedy - the magic spectacular Ducktastic!.
As always with The Right Size's work, the plot is not straightforward, but it is inspired by the Las Vegas illusionists Siegfried and Roy, only on a more modest scale, using ducks instead of Siberian tigers.
In Ducktastic!, world famous illusionist Christopher Ursula Sassoon who, after an accident with an emu, loses his license to perform in Las Vegas. He teams up with Roy de La Rue, a pet shop proprietor from Portsmouth, to form Sassoon and Roy and put on a new West End show.
Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, as The Right Size, won the 1999 Laurence Olivier Award for their production of Do You Come Here Often. Recently, they won great critical acclaim for their production of Bewilderness at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. Their West End credits also include Bertolt Brecht's Mr Puntila and His Man Matti at the Albery Theatre (Dec 1998 to Jan 1999) and The Play What I Wrote at The Wyndham's Theatre (November 2001 to 4 May 2002 returned November 2002 to January 2003) which won the 2002 Olivier Award for 'Best New Comedy'.