Honk! The Musical

20th – 25th July 2021
The Dean’s Garden, Ely Cathedral

Honk The Musical

Honk! The Musical

Join us in the beautiful grounds of The Dean’s Garden, against Ely’s most iconic landmark, Ely Cathedral for this year’s open-air theatre musical ‘Honk!’

Honk! tells the tale of ‘Ugly’, a young duckling who appears to look different to his brothers and sisters! Made fun of by the other farmyard animals, Ugly is lured away by the devious Cat who hopes to enjoy Ugly as a lunchtime snack! Just as Ugly clocks on to what is happening, he tries to run but can’t find his way back to the farmyard! On his search for home, he encounters some larger-than-life characters who all teach him different lessons which begin to help Ugly realise it’s what’s on this inside that matters!

With clever, inspiring songs and a whole lot of heart, this charming reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” will quack you up and bring a smile to your beak!

20th – 25th July 2021

Tickets from £15

Summer 2021

Event Details

How do we get into the Dean’s Garden?

Access to the Dean’s Garden is via the Almonry Gardens on the Ely High Street or via the East Lawn of the Ely Cathedral. There will be signs to follow. There will be a one-way system in and out of the garden via the main gates. When cueing for the garden, please adhere to the social distancing markers.

Please note that Disabled access is via the East Lawn.



Please bring your tickets via phone or print out. All tickets will be scanned upon entry by our friendly front of house team. Seating is not provided. We ask that you bring your own seats and picnic and blankets. When you arrive, please ensure you sit in the appropriate areas depending on your seating arrangements.


Is there Parking?

There is no parking on-site, however, the nearest car parks are Forehill Car Park and St Mary’s Street Car Park.


Can we bring Picnics?

We welcome audience members to enjoy the gardens pre-show and bring their own picnics. Bins shall be provided for rubbish.


Will there be chairs?

We encourage audience members to bring their own seating (chairs, picnic blankets). There will be NO seats available on site.


What time can we arrive?

The gates will be open one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open at 5pm for 6pm Evening Performances.

Doors open at 1pm for 2pm Matinees.

Doors open at 10am for 11am Matinees.


How long is the performance?

The performance is in two acts and will last approx. 2 hrs 20 minutes with a 20-minute interval.


Will the weather affect the performance?

The performance will be taking place unless you have been notified otherwise. If it rains, we do encourage you to bring umbrellas and coats. Performances will only be cancelled if extreme weather conditions are deemed dangerous for the production to take place. We will refund or exchange your tickets, should a performance be cancelled by us.


If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us at boxoffice@kdtheatre.co.uk or by calling 01353 725 026.