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Based on the novel by Jim Dodge | Adapted & Directed by Simon Harvey | Composed by Ben Sutcliffe

Fup: A Modern Fable

Running Time: 2 hours, including interval

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

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

The Times


This production is available for tour.

People on road: 9
Freight: Freight
Freight details: Staging
1 x 20ft container, if LX and audio are sourced locally.


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.

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.