Honk! (1997)

Production Details

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Anthony Drewe
George Stiles
No

Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Round
Round

28 November 1997
5 December 1997
3 January 1998

Company Details

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Assistant Stage Manager:
Julia McKenzie
Michael Haslam
Aletta Collins
Peter McIntosh
John Pattison
Kath Geraghty

Fleur Linden Beeley
Dawn Erica Dyson
Robbie Cullen
Character
Honk
Ida
Cat
Grace / Lowbutt / Swan
Drake / Greylag / Farmer
Maureen / Snowy / Queenie / Swan
Turkey / Barnacles / Bullfrog /
Swan
Henrietta / Pinkfoot / Old Woman /
Penny
Ducklings & Froglets








Keyboards
Woodwind
Guitars
Bass
Drums / Percussion
Actor
Richard Dempsey
Kristin Marks
Paul Sharma
Marilyn Cutts
Michael McLean
Leigh McDonald
Nicolas Colicos

Elizabeth Renihan

Luke Buxton
Katrina Dodsworth
Scott Garnham
Elizabeth Maskrey
Dayle Massey
Katie Ruston
Joe Tate
Laura Taylor

Michael Haslam
Roy Carter
Dereck Harris
Bob Malinowski
Lee Adams

Notes

In 2017, Union Theatre staged a production of Honk! billed as the 20th anniversary production of the musical and crediting the original production to the SJT in 1997; yet the SJT does not consider this to be the world premiere production. The reason for this is Honk! originated in 1993 at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, under the title The Ugly Duckling or The Aesthetically Challenged Farmyard Fowl, although not quite the same musical as performed at the SJT, this is the definitive first production of what would become Honk!; another version of Honk! was also performed in 1995 at Sag Harbour, Long Island. So although the SJT is credited with originating Honk! in the form it is known today, Honk! as a musical originated several years earlier hence why the SJT does not claim it is a world premiere.
Aletta Collins was also the play's Assistant Director, but essentially co-directed the musical.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust