FUP: A Modern Fable

Kneehigh brings this ★★★★ show to NST Campus

16 October, 2018 - 20 October, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • signed perfomance
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

Kneehigh presents

FUP: A Modern Fable

Based on the novel by Jim Dodge

Adapted & directed by Simon Harvey

Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th October at NST Campus

Post Show Talk: Wednesday 17th October

Recommended age: 10+

BSL & Audio Descirbed performance: Saturday 20th October at 2:30pm


"With live music, big earthy performances and heart-melting puppetry, this comedy has a joyous, celebratory fizz and a piercing melancholy"

The Times


The Santee family are unconventional, to say the least.

One hundred year old Grandaddy Jake and his enormous grandson Tiny live life on the fringes, drinking whiskey, building fences, boasting of immortality. But then, Fup arrives – an ass-kicking, web-footed, feathery sonofagun.

See, Fup is a duck. A very big duck. A very big duck indeed... And she is going to change their world forever.

FUP is a big-hearted, uproarious modern fable about family, love and nature set in a weird and wild Cornwall not so different from this one. Featuring live, foot-stomping music, quacking puppetry and Kneehigh’s infamous eccentricity and charm, FUP is a story like no other.