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Published on Friday 31 August, 2012

Quack quack!  What a wonderful few days I’ve just had at the Breeze on tour event at Kirkstall Abbey.

It was such fun and the weather was glorious! My duck friends who will be migrating here from Greenland shortly will be sorry to have missed all this sunshine. Because it was so hot I got a special treat of an ice cream, which was a lot tastier then the stale bread that I’m used to being fed at the duck pond!

I've met hundreds of lovely children over the last few days - we played hook-a-duck and did some colouring.

We had a few celebrities visit us on Wednesday as the gold medal winning boxer Nicola Adams came to the park and I was lucky enough to meet Ronny the Rhino from Leeds Rhinos! He was a lovely chap, although I was a little nervous when he picked me up as he is so big and his horn looks like it could hurt a little duckling! 

There have been lots of suggestions of a name for me in the Name the Duckling competition. Over the next few weeks I will go through them all and will let you know some of the names that I like, and then on the 24 September my friends at Northern Ballet and I will announce the winner.

I'm so excited, I can't help flapping my wings at the thought of finally getting a real name!

I met some other furry friends who were visiting, and had a look found the beautiful ruins of the Abbey. They told me that the Northern Ballet Sinfonia will be playing a concert at the abbey at Classical Fantasia in a few weeks time – I think I might have a paddle up the river and listen to the music and enjoy the spectacular firework display.

The views expressed in blogs are those of the author and not necessarily of Northern Ballet.

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

Tickets £5.00 – £6.50

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.