UGLY ANTIDOTE TO SUPERFICIALITY

Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

MUN­STER ac­tress Gabrielle Samp­son will fea­ture in a mu­si­cal promis­ing au­di­ences a “whole lot of heart”.

Samp­son will play a duck named Ida in Honk!, a mu­si­cal retelling of a Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen’s The Ugly Duck­ling.

It fol­lows Ugly, who learns there is much more to him when a bliz­zard strikes his farm.

Samp­son, a re­lief teacher, said the sig­nif­i­cance of Phoenix Theatre’s lat­est pro­duc­tion at Hamil­ton Hill’s Me­mo­rial Hall was clear .

“Honk! shares many mes­sages but the main mes­sage is that be­ing different is okay,” she said. “Our world has become so su­per­fi­cial. “I want my own chil­dren as well as the ones I teach to be strong, kind and ac­cept­ing of them­selves and oth­ers.

“This show cer­tainly has this mes­sage in abun­dance.”

Pic­ture: Ryan S McNally

Back: Gabrielle Samp­son, Paul Reed and Jessie Wil­liams. Front: Char­lie Martin and Ben Al­bert in Honk!

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