Branagh Premiere Hit by Fowl Play as 'Star Is Stolen'
Byline: HELEN MINSKI;STEPHANIE CONDRON
SHE has been in constant training for the last eight months in preparation for her starring role in tonight's opening performance of the West End's latest show.
But last night, performing duck Daphne was missing presumed stolen as police announced they were investigating reports of a robbery.
Thieves are thought to have crept into the Albery Theatre in London's Drury Lane and taken Daphne who was in her cage following Monday night's preview performance of the Kenneth Branagh comedy Ducktastic!
At the time of the theft between 10.45pm and 11pm some 400 people were in the theatre enjoying a Question and Answer session with Branagh about the intricacies of putting on a show which boasts a flock of 40 ducks.
Daphne was due to open the show by descending a flight of stairs on to the stage and performing some tricks before giving the audience a bow. But last night mystery surrounded her whereabouts after a woman found her empty cage in nearby Covent Garden. …