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The Duck with no name no more!

Published on Friday 28 September, 2012

You've done it. You’ve chosen me a name and I’m delighted!

Hugs are the best!

We've had hundreds of entries in the Name the Duckling competition, and Northern Ballet have whittled it down to the best few. Mark Skipper, Northern Ballet's Chief Executive, chose Stanley. The winner is Mrs Bell from East Keswick who gets a family ticket to see Ugly Duckling.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and I really enjoyed reading all the imaginative name suggestions.

Distant relatives...

Last weekend I soaked up the last of the summer sunshine at Yeadon Tarn, playing games and speaking to families about Ugly Duckling. I made friends with some local children and caught up with some of my friends who live at the Tarn.

Next Saturday (6 October) I will be at Potternewton Park in Chapeltown from 10am to 3pm. If the weather's good there'll be fun and games for all the family and if it's bad we'll be wearing our water wings!

See you at Potternewton Park next week. I'm off now to get my name badge.

See you soon, Stanley x

Playing with a new friend

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Touring to

This production is not currently touring, here is what we are performing in the coming months...

For full tour venues and dates see the national tour listings.

Previously toured to...


Leeds Leeds Leeds Leeds


Middlesbrough Northumberland Liverpool Huddersfield Newcastle upon Tyne Bradford Whitby Berwick-upon-Tweed Blackpool Leicester Barrow-in-Furness Lancaster Harrogate Barnsley Hull Goole Milton Keynes Norwich London Newcastle upon Tyne Woking Nottingham