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The Duckling's last quack of the tour...

Published on Friday 4 October, 2013

Quack! Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while but I have been travelling the country alongside my good friend Ugly who has been performing Ugly Duckling in the North & South!

Stanley the Duck in Tech

My wings are very tired but I have had a very exciting journey. In the past few weeks we have been to Newcastle & Woking and i even had the chance to visit a few duck ponds along the way.

Before the performances of Ugly Duckling at New Victoria Theatre Woking, lots of children from the local area took part in open workshops. There was leaping, jumping and plenty of feathers to play with.

I also met Lily Amy, Northern Ballet’s Company Stage Manager and she told me all about what happens backstage. I didn’t realise there was so much to think about – the team have to sort out set, props, costume, sound & lighting!

I even had the chance to visit the tech box – this is a room where the technicians make sure everything happens on stage during the show. I got to see how the lighting and sound desk worked - there were so many button and controls! It all looked very confusing but thankfully the Northern Ballet technicians know exactly how everything works and what should be happening on stage. It was great finding out about how they make everything happen during the performance! It’s just like magic! They even found a head set smaller enough for me to try on.

It's the last performances of Ugly Duckling at Nottingham Theatre Royal today, if you can come along and give all the ducklings, frogs, cats, and even the fox a great send off!


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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.