Honk is based on one of the world’s favourite fairy-tales, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Ugly is born, of course, as a Duckling but is soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary Duck. Mocked on the farmyard, pursued by the ever-hungry Cat, Ugly finds himself lost on a nearby marsh in the middle of a duck-shoot and embarks on an odyssey through the countryside, meeting a battery of colourful characters and finding himself, and love, along the way.
About The Author
James’ professional début was ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ Melbourne Zoo, 2014. Previous credits include a MTGV nomination for best ‘Leading Male’ as Joseph in ‘JOSEPH…AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT’ (Windmill), commendation for ‘Supporting Male Lead’ as Willard Hewitt 'FOOTLOOSE' (Panorama), MTGV nomination Male Dancing Ensemble 'PIPPIN' (Waterdale) and Lyrebird nomination for 'Best Number in a Variety' as Rudolpho in ‘MATILDA’ (OTG). Off stage, James is sought over his extensive experiences in filming and photographing theatre, which has included Australia’s leading professional productions of LES MIS, LEGALLY BLONDE, WICKED, GREASE and ROCKY HORROR to name a few. His film work has aired on CH7, CH10 and ABC, including the 7PM PROJECT, STUDIO 10 and THE MORNING SHOW through several episodes. James’ also the head of digital media for TheatrePeople and the owner/producer for TAKE THE MIC, a contemporary music company.