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A different kind of duck race

Published on Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Hello again! Last week I left my friends at the duck pond and joined Northern Ballet at the John Charles Centre for Sport for another Breeze on tour event.

Now, I'm not very good at sports (except for swimming, of course) so it was very exciting to be at a big sport centre and have a go at running on a real running track! Luckily Sophie didn't get any photos of me running as I can be a little ungainly and waddly, but here I am relaxing in the stands afterwards. [pic below]

The weather wasn't very good on Wednesday though actually I like it when it rains! I love splashing about in the puddles but I don't think you people do as we didn't see many people. But Thursday was great, the sun was out and we had a lovely day. Lots of children had a go at duck-and-spoon races and I enjoyed a huge amount of cuddles from the little ones. My favourite bit of the day was when one of the children took me on the inflatable Twister game – I've never played it before and it was great fun.

Me looking on from the stadium!

This week we are going to Kirkstall Abbey on Wednesday and Thursday, which is very exciting. I often swim up the river which runs alongside the Abbey so it will be great to spend a few days there. Why don't you come along and join us - we'll be there from 12 - 5pm on both days and it's free to attend!

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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.