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 Described 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



“Kneehigh’s delightful new touring show is both joyful and profound”

The Stage


The Santee family are unconventional, to say the least.

100-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 son-of-a-gun.

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. Featuring live, foot-stomping music, quacking puppetry and Kneehigh’s infamous eccentricity and charm, FUP is a story like no other.