Falmouth's small residents are in for a treat this summer, as Above Bounds theatre company brings its popular children’s theatre show The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales to The Poly for two performances.

Have you ever felt like you just don’t fit in? Do you think people look at you strangely? That’s exactly how the Ugly Duckling felt before he learnt one very important lesson.

Paddle off to The Poly this August 30 or 31 and experience a children’s theatre show that tackles important issues yet will entertain and inspire along the way. With shadow puppetry, a live musical score and heaps of comedy, this show is sure to delight the senses and inspire even the smallest audience members.

Above Bounds, which was founded by Helen Bovey and George Boundy, has been creating work for children since 2014, generating quite a buzz. Having recently returned from a successful run at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Helen is excited to bring this family favourite to Falmouth.

She said: “I’m so excited to bring the show to The Poly and it is the company’s first performance in Falmouth. The piece is a fun, magical retelling of Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tales; perfect for three to seven year-olds and all the family.”

The play is performed by Helen Bovey, George Boundy and Becky Dobson, who operate puppets and shadow puppets to tell the story visually alongside narration and diverse characters. The production features original music by Emily Snee and the company and their puppets, which have all been hand-crafted by the team.

The show has been playing to sell-out audiences across the south west over the last two months and is on tour until October, supported with funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with project partnership from Worboys Productions and the Exeter's Bike Shed Theatre.

The show will be at The Poly Wednesday and Thursday, August 30 and 31, from 2.30pm. Tickets are available from thepoly.org or on 01326 319461.