One Duck Down

7000 Rubber Ducks. 7 Seas. 1 Big Adventure.

7000 Rubber Ducks. 7 Seas. 1 Big Adventure.

Our unlikely but lovable hero Billy, is prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to win the affections of his sweetheart. Little did he know he’d be set the tremendous task of finding the elusive nautical treasure… Rubber Ducks?! Soon he is swept up on an ocean clear up adventure that would make David Attenborough proud, spanning from the quaint shores of Pebbleton Village to the icy North Pole, from an exotic tropical beach to a floating island made entirely of rubbish.

One Duck Down is inspired by a true tale (featured on Blue Planet II) that saw 7000 Rubber Ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm. Jam packed with music, clowning and puppetry; this show teaches all ages the importance of looking after our ocean. One Duck Down’s set and props are recycled from the lost and found of rubbish both on land and at sea, all to create one eco-friendly family frolic.

FacePlant Theatre create original stories through their unique take on physical theatre and clowning.

Praise for previous work The Service (Old Red Lion)
“Extremely funny, I actually laughed myself hoarse. The Service is about the best fun you can have” – 666/666 – Horror Hothouse

“Genuinely the best show I’ve seen this year”
Katy Danbury – Artistic Director of Old Red Lion

A story of seizing adventure, the discovery that beauty is skin-deep and true love is worth more than 7000 rubber ducks. This Ducks tale will definitely fit the bill!

Theatre
1hr 00m
The Vaults
03 — 18 Feb
£9.50
Suitable For All, Family Friendly
14:45
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Dates

Saturday 3 February Sat 3 Feb 14:45 Book Now
Sunday 4 February Sun 4 Feb 14:45 Book Now
Sunday 11 February Sun 11 Feb 14:45 Relaxed Performance Book Now
Saturday 17 February Sat 17 Feb 14:45 Book Now
Sunday 18 February Sun 18 Feb 14:45 Book Now

About the company

FacePlant Theatre

This will be the second production from FacePlant Theatre, following our successful sell out run at London’s innovative Old Red Lion of our interactive comedy Horror, The Service. Founders, Alice Bounce, Owen Jenkins, Maxwell Tyler and Lydia Hourihan met whilst touring with Olivier nominated Les Enfants Terribles. United in our passion for original storytelling, clowning, and character driven theatre, we set up the company to share this passion, and all our output is written and devised by us.

Alice (MA physical theatre) began her career in clowning, touring Europe in renowned female vaudeville troupe, The Late Night Shop Cabaret. She has performed in shows Alice’s Adventures Underground as a puppeteer, and Dinner With the Twits, both at the Vaults. She is also an associate director, including the recent immersive show Time portal.

Owen graduated from Oxford School of Drama. He has devised and written shows at Pleasance Theatre, and has just finished touring internationally in David Walliams’ First Hippo On The Moon. Other recent credits include award winning 139 Copeland Road and The Games Afoot. He has often performed at The Vaults, most recently in Goosebumps Alive.

Maxwell trained at Drama Studio London, and has an MA in Film & Literature from the University of York. Theatre credits include work with Les Enfants Terribles (Alice’s Adventures Underground, Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie); the National Theatre (King Lear, Man & Superman); and a variety of family shows (The Bear, Adventures in Wonderland). Maxwell has also appeared in EastEnders (BBC) and in seasons 1 & 2 of podcast Wooden Overcoats (Audioscribble).

Lydia recently played the roles of Alice, the March Hare and many others in Alice Adventures Underground at the Vaults. Lydia is excited to be releasing her own TV pilot that she co-wrote, and features in Sunset Dreams a comedy set in a caravan park.

Press & Reviews

Praise for previous work The Service (Old Red Lion)

“Extremely funny, I actually laughed myself hoarse. The Service is about the best fun you can have” 666/666 - Horror Hothouse

"Genuinely the best show I've seen this year" Katy Danbury - Artistic Director of Old Red Lion