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Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is 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 realises that she was beautiful all along.

As seen on CBeebies, Northern Ballet’s sell-out productions for children are not to be missed.

Running time 40 minutes

Mother Duck is ecstatic with her newly hatched brood
Ugly tries to find where she fits in by playing with a pair of cats
Ugly is not allowed to swim and is left alone on the shore
In the spring Ugly emerges as a beautiful swan
The winter is cold

Creative Team

  • Dreda Blow
  • Sebastian Loe
Set Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design and Realisation
Music Arrangement

Production photos taken by Brian Slater.