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Great weather for ducklings!

Published on Monday 13 August, 2012

Hello! I am the latest addition to the Northern Ballet team and I've spent the last few weeks visiting parks around Leeds with Breeze on Tour, telling people all about our new ballet for children, Ugly Duckling.

Duckling playing hook-a-duck
Duckling and her little friends

I am friends with the Ugly Duckling and while she is busy working on her new ballet I am helping her spread the word and encourage families to come and watch her ballet debut!

At Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam we've had great fun playing games, giving out balloons and stickers and I've met lots of nice children who have been giving me cuddles. I haven't introduced myself properly yet, not because I'm shy but because I don't have a name! All of the children I have met recently have been trying to think of a name for me and have entered a competition to choose me a wonderful name. Whoever suggests the name that I like the most will win a family ticket to watch my friend Ugly perform in the ballet Ugly Duckling in October.

After all this excitement, I'm having a little rest back at the duck pond, splashing around in the water with the other ducklings. But I'll be back with Breeze on Tour at Kirkstall Abbey on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August so come along and meet me, play games and enter a competition to name me.

Hope to see you there!


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Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Nottingham Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Woking New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Newcastle Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
London Sadler's Wells
020 7863 8000
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Goole Junction
01405 763 652
Hull Truck Theatre
01482 323638
Barnsley Civic
01226 327000
Harrogate Theatre
01423 502 116
Lancaster The Dukes Theatre
01524 598500
Barrow-in-Furness The Forum
01229 820000
Leicester Curve Theatre
0116 242 3595
Blackpool the Grand Theatre
01253 290190
Berwick The Maltings Theatre
01289 330 999
Whitby Pavilion
01947 458899
Bradford Kala Sangam
01274 303340
Newcastle Dance City
Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Theatre
01484 430528
Liverpool Playhouse
0151 709 4776
Hexham Queen's Hall
01434 652477
Middlesbrough Theatre
01642 81 51 81
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
0113 220 8008
Leeds The Riley Theatre - NSCD
0113 220 8008
Leeds Hunslet Club
0113 220 8008
Leeds Yeadon Town Hall
0113 220 8008

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