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Kneehigh Announce Full Cast And Tour For FUP

Simon Harvey directs his joyful and often surreal adaptation of US novelist Jim Dodge's international best-seller, Fup, a wonderfully strange and uproarious modern fable about family, love, loss and an overweight whiskey-swilling duck.

Fup will return as part of the Asylum season, Kneehigh's award-winning purpose built tent, located in The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, where it played a limited run in 2016. Following the Asylum, it will embark on a UK tour to Nottingham, Warwick, Liverpool and Southampton.

One hundred year old Grandaddy Jake Santee and his enormous grandson Tiny live life on the fringes, drinking the home distilled Ol' Death Whisper, building fences and boasting of immortality. But then, Fup arrives - a movie-loving mallard with an insatiable appetite whose extraordinary presence transforms their lives forever.

Hilarious, heart-warming and magical; Fup celebrates eccentricity and all that is natural and uncompromising about rural living. Harvey has transposed Dodge's cult novella to the wilds of Cornwall, featuring original, live foot-stomping music by composer Ben Sutcliffe, sublime quacking puppetry and lashings of Kneehigh irreverence and fun.

The full cast is Zaid Al-Rikabi (Musician), Jenny Beare (Gabrielle), Calvin A. Dean (Tiny), Rachel Leonard (Fup), Dave Mynne (Grandaddy Jake) and Ben Sutcliffe (Musician).

Simon Harvey is the Artistic Director of o-region and an experienced freelance director. He is also an Associate Director and Artist of Kneehigh and has worked on several of the company's shows including the current West End run of Brief Encounter , 2017's Tristan And Yseult Celtic Tour, Adophus Tips, 946, Steptoe and Son, The Wild Bride, The Red Shoes , Hansel and Gretel and Cymbeline.

Online booking: and search 'Kneehigh Asylum'

Phone: 01872 262466

Hall for Cornwall Box Office (Lines open 10am - 5pm, Monday -Saturday. Phone booking closes 3pm on the day of each performance).

In person: Pop into the Hall for Cornwall Box Office on Lemon Quay in Truro (9.30am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday).

A £1.50 handling charge will be added to each transaction.

Online booking: and search 'Kneehigh Asylum'

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