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The Final Countdown!

Published on Friday 19 October, 2012

I am going quackers with excitement! It's the premiere of Ugly Duckling tomorrow and I am looking forward to it so much I think I might pop!

The scenery and costumes are waiting to be packed into the van and taken to Yeadon Town Hall first thing tomorrow morning and the programmes are currently winging their way back from the printers so we are almost ready to go.

My friend, Ugly, who is performing in the ballet has been working really hard this week to make sure everything is perfect for the first performance. The final rehearsals were yesterday and from what I heard they went very well indeed. Now Ugly tends to get very nervous when performing so my job this afternoon is to try and keep her calm and make sure she doesn’t get in a flap about it. 

If you are going to see the ballet this weekend Ugly would love to hear what you thought of it afterwards, and if you have any suggestions for other stories that you would like to see turned into a ballet in the future please tell us.

I’ve got my ticket and am ready to go, so let the show begin!


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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

This table displays past performances of this production.