One Duck Down

Presented by FacePlant Theatre

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 an award winning show 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; it 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.

Winner of Best Family Show of the Year at Vault Festival 2018


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

Theatre & Performance
15:1017 Feb — 10 Mar
Brick Hall - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
All Ages
Combo OfferComedyEnvironmentalMember OfferPuppetry
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About the company

FacePlant Theatre

This is 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, we took One Duck Down to Vault Festival last year where the show won 'Best Family Show of the Year'. Since then we have had successful runs at Hightide Festival, Pleasance Islington, The Kings Head and Streatham Space Project.  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.


Written by: Alice Bounce, Maxwell Tyler and Owen Jenkins

Cast: Alice Bounce, Lydia Hourihan, Maxwell Tyler and Owen Jenkins

Director: Christa Harris

Composer: Catriona Gisby

Designer: Lily Faith Knight

Lighting Design: Zoe Burnham

Press & Reviews

West End WIlma - ★★★★★ 'One Duck Down is utterly brilliant in every way'

Upper Circle - ★★★★★ 'You will laugh and smile for the rest of the day'

Spy in the Stalls - ★★★★★ ‘Impossible for the whole family not to enjoy’

Reviews Hub - ★★★★ 'David Attenborough would be proud.'

Childrens Theatre Reviews - 'A charming and very funny pro-Duck-tion'