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Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling is our first ballet especially for children and is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre.

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Dancing ducklings - Benjamin Mitchell, Ayana Kanda, Teresa Saavedra-Bordes and Isabella Gasparini. Photo Martin Bell.

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A poor duckling is lonely and fed-up, shunned by those around her who see her as too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and turns into a beautiful swan, beginning a happy new life.

Our first performances of Ugly Duckling in Leeds were a sell-out success, so don't miss the opportunity to see this adorable production this spring.

These child friendly performances are just 45 minutes long.

Recommended for children aged 0-8 - and grown-ups too!

Please ask venues for babes-in-arms seating and policies on bringing the very young.

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