UGLY ANTIDOTE TO SUPERFICIALITY
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.”
Back: Gabrielle Sampson, Paul Reed and Jessie Williams. Front: Charlie Martin and Ben Albert in Honk!