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From the West to the East

Published on Monday 11 February, 2013

Hello everybody! I have been continuing my travels over the last week to tell children across the North of England all about Ugly Duckling and to get them all dancing and having fun. I went to Berwick-upon-Tweed and on the way there I saw five rainbows which were very beautiful.

Last week I met over 200 children which is more than I can count on my little webbed feet and they all took part in ballet workshops with Leanne. On Tuesday I had to waddle through the snow to get to Spittal First School which was fun but it was very cold. I also went to St Cuthbert's First School and Tweedmouth West First School and danced with children from the Nursery and the Reception classes. All of the children danced very well and made me feel very welcome and kept me nice and warm with lots of snuggles!

On Wednesday I visited the oldest school in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Holy Trinity First School is almost 300 years old and I could see the sea from the playground but it was too windy and cold to go for a paddle. I also went to The Maltings Theatre where my best friend Ugly and her friends will be performing Ugly Duckling next month. Children from the Jane Keenan School of Dance learnt lots of dance steps from the ballet and performed them brilliantly.

This week I'm flying up to Middlesbrough and Newcastle so had better start warming up my wings for the journey.

Quack! Quack!

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

This table displays past performances of this production.