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Ugly Duckling returns

Press release date 
Mon 10 Apr 2017

Northern Ballet has announced that its original ballet for children Ugly Duckling, which first premièred in Leeds in 2012, will return to the stage for the first time this autumn. Performances will be at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds with 17 performances from 23 – 28 October 2017 before embarking on a national tour in spring 2018.

Based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling tell the story of a lonely and fed-up duckling, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. This 40 minute ballet follows her on her journey as she comes to learn that she was beautiful all along. Ugly Duckling is choreographed by Northern Ballet leading soloist Dreda Blow and former Northern Ballet dancer Sebastian Loe, and features set designs by Dave Gillan, lighting by Alastair West, costumes by Julie Anderson and live music arranged by John Longstaff.

Furthermore, the Company’s most recent children’s ballet Goldilocks & the Three Bears, which can currently be seen on its hugely popular nationwide tour, has been adapted for TV by CBeebies and is set to be screened on the channel for the first time on Easter Monday. The CBeebies adaptation of Tortoise & the Hare is also scheduled to be broadcast again on Good Friday. This marks the fifth year that the Company has worked with CBeebies to bring their children’s ballets to wider audiences.

Tickets for Ugly Duckling at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre are on sale now with tickets priced at £6 for adults and £4.50 for children. Tickets can be booked online at theatreleeds.com or by calling the Box Office on 0113 220 8008. Booking early is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
 

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Venues

Ugly Duckling
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
0113 220 8008

The 11am performances on Fri 27 and Sat 28 Oct are Relaxed Performances.

Times & prices
M T W T F S S
23
11.00
1.00
3.00
24
11.00
1.00
3.00
25
11.00
1.00
26
11.00
1.00
3.00
27
11.00
2.00
4.00
28
11.00
2.00
4.00
29

Tickets £4.50 – £6.00

Adults £6.00, Children £4.50. Babe in arms tickets £1.00 each with a full-priced ticket.

Relaxed performances: 11am, Fri 27 Oct and 11am, Sat 28 Oct.

Ugly Duckling
Middlesbrough Theatre
01642 81 51 81
Times
M T W T F S S
7
8
9
11.30
1.30
5.00
10
11
12
13

Ugly Duckling
Durham Gala Theatre
0300 026 6600*
Calls cost no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers. Mobile charges may vary.

The 4pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times
M T W T F S S
7
8
9
10
2.00
4.00
6.00
11
12
13

Ugly Duckling
Goole Junction
01405 763 652
Times
M T W T F S S
7
8
9
10
11
12
2.00
4.00
6.00
13

Ugly Duckling
Bridlington The Spa
01262 678258

The 5pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times & prices
M T W T F S S
14
15
12.00
2.00
5.00
16
17
18
19
20

Tickets £5.00 – £6.00

Ugly Duckling
Berwick The Maltings Theatre
01289 330 999
Times
M T W T F S S
14
15
16
17
18
19
2.00
4.00
6.00
20

Ugly Duckling
Reading The Hexagon
0118 9606060

The 4pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times
M T W T F S S
21
22
2.00
4.00
23
24
25
26
27

Ugly Duckling
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
01242 572573
Times
M T W T F S S
21
22
23
2.00
4.00
24
25
26
27

Ugly Duckling
Peterborough Key Theatre
01733 207239
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
21
22
23
24
25
2.00
4.00
6.00
26
27

Tickets £6.50 – £9.00

Plus £1.50 fee per ticket. Family tickets (2+2) available at £28.00 (plus fee).

Ugly Duckling
Buxton Opera House
01298 72190

The 2pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times
M T W T F S S
21
22
23
24
25
26
2.00
4.00
27

Ugly Duckling
Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Theatre
01484 430528
Times
M T W T F S S
28
29
2.00
4.00
6.00
30
31
1
2
3

Ugly Duckling
Derby Theatre
01332 593939

The 2pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times
M T W T F S S
28
29
30
31
12.00
2.00
4.00
1
2
3

Ugly Duckling
Harrogate Theatre
01423 502 116

The 2pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times
M T W T F S S
28
29
30
31
1
2.00
4.00
6.00
2
3

Ugly Duckling
Hull New Theatre
01482 300 306
Times
M T W T F S S
28
29
30
31
1
2
2.00
4.00
3

Ugly Duckling
Mansfield Palace Theatre
01623 633133

The 4pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times
M T W T F S S
4
5
12.00
2.00
4.00
6
7
8
9
10

Ugly Duckling
Doncaster Cast
01302 303 959
Times
M T W T F S S
4
5
6
2.00
4.00
7
8
9
10

Ugly Duckling
Barnsley Civic
01226 327000
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
4
5
6
7
8
12.00
2.00
5.00
9
10

Tickets £5.00 – £6.00

Ugly Duckling
Corby The Core
01536 470470
Times
M T W T F S S
4
5
6
7
8
9
2.00
4.00
6.00
10

Ugly Duckling
Weymouth Pavilion
01305 783225
Times
M T W T F S S
11
12
13
2.00
4.00
14
15
16
17

Ugly Duckling
Yeovil Octagon Theatre
01935 422884
Times
M T W T F S S
11
12
13
14
15
2.00
4.00
6.00
16
17

Ugly Duckling
Exeter Northcott Theatre
01392 726363
Times
M T W T F S S
11
12
13
14
15
16
2.00
4.00
6.00
17

Ugly Duckling
Barrow-in-Furness The Forum
01229 820000

The 2pm performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Times
M T W T F S S
18
19
12.00
2.00
20
21
22
23
24

Ugly Duckling
Blackpool the Grand Theatre
01253 290190
M T W T F S S
18
19
20
2.00
4.00
21
22
23
24

Ugly Duckling
Lincoln Drill Hall
01522 873894
Times
M T W T F S S
18
19
20
21
22
12.00
2.00
4.00
23
24

Dates, times and productions are subject to change without notice.