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My Stitch Up

Published on Thursday 6 September, 2012

Good morning duck fans. With all the cuddles I’ve been getting over the last few weeks at the Breeze events I’ve had the stuffing knocked out of me, quite literally, and I’ve now got a little cut on my neck!

Getting my treatment

It’s not too major so nothing to worry about but it’s just a bit of a pain in the neck as I had planned to spend the day at the duck pond practising my swimming. But instead I’ve had to have a little operation to put some stitches in the cut and fix me up ready for my outing to Middleton Park this weekend.

Close-up of my stitches, I was very brave!

The lovely ladies in the Northern Ballet Wardrobe Department took care of me and did some beautiful stitches to mend my cut – I was very brave and they did such a good job there is barely a scar but I got a little bit carried away with the bandages!

The plaster protecting my stitches Getting carried away with the bandages!

What cheered me up afterwards is that while I was in the Wardrobe Department, I got a sneaky peek at some of the costumes being made for the Ugly Duckling ballet. The wardrobe team are still busy putting the finishing touches on them, but here you can see the work in progress of the one of the girl duckling's costumes.

Here I am getting a closer look at the costumes!

When I spoke to my friend the Ugly Duckling earlier this week she said that she and all the ballet dancers are working very hard to perfect the ballet and make sure they are ready for the first performance on 20 October. As you can see, the costumes are coming along nicely and the set is almost finished so it’s all getting very exciting now. I can’t wait to see it – I’ve already got my ticket and will make sure I get there early to get a front row seat!

If you want to come and meet me this weekend and play some duck games at the Middleton Park Show I will be in Middleton Park from 1 – 4pm on Sunday, so I hope to see you there.

The views expressed in blogs are those of the author and not necessarily of Northern Ballet.

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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
Hunslet Club, Leeds
0113 220 8008
Leeds, Yeadon Town Hall
0113 220 8008

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