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Published on Friday 31 August, 2012

Quack quack!  What a wonderful few days I’ve just had at the Breeze on tour event at Kirkstall Abbey.

It was such fun and the weather was glorious! My duck friends who will be migrating here from Greenland shortly will be sorry to have missed all this sunshine. Because it was so hot I got a special treat of an ice cream, which was a lot tastier then the stale bread that I’m used to being fed at the duck pond!

I've met hundreds of lovely children over the last few days - we played hook-a-duck and did some colouring.

We had a few celebrities visit us on Wednesday as the gold medal winning boxer Nicola Adams came to the park and I was lucky enough to meet Ronny the Rhino from Leeds Rhinos! He was a lovely chap, although I was a little nervous when he picked me up as he is so big and his horn looks like it could hurt a little duckling! 

There have been lots of suggestions of a name for me in the Name the Duckling competition. Over the next few weeks I will go through them all and will let you know some of the names that I like, and then on the 24 September my friends at Northern Ballet and I will announce the winner.

I'm so excited, I can't help flapping my wings at the thought of finally getting a real name!

I met some other furry friends who were visiting, and had a look found the beautiful ruins of the Abbey. They told me that the Northern Ballet Sinfonia will be playing a concert at the abbey at Classical Fantasia in a few weeks time – I think I might have a paddle up the river and listen to the music and enjoy the spectacular firework display.

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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

This table displays past performances of this production.