Kids Review: One Duck Down

Lauren Hunter, 13, feels that this environmental play isn't aimed at either younger or older kids

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One Duck Down
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Published 18 Aug 2019

What happens in the show?

A 17-year-old newspaper boy has a one-sided love. She sends him out to find 7,000 rubber ducks that are lost in the ocean.

Describe the show in five words

Musical, environmental, oceanic, voyage, clunky.

Who was your favourite character and why?

I didn't really have a favourite character.

Were there any characters that you didn't like?

I didn't dislike the bearded lady but she was introduced so late it felt forced.

What did you like most about the show?

In some of the songs the characters were dressed in recycled trash. It would have been nicer to see more of this throughout the show as plastic waste and protecting the environment are supposed to be one of its main themes.

What didn't you like about the show?

It's supposed to be a show about protecting the environment for children but it felt like the message would have gone over their heads.

If there were any songs or music in the show, what did you think of them?

The songs acted as a break from the story.

What did your grown-up think of the show?

My dad loved the whale having an eye test.

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show?

It doesn't work for any age range so no.