Dance Sun 19 February 2023

Ugly Duckling


Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage this spring.

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 learns to love herself and those around her.

Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.

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


Sun 19 February 2023


Main House


40 minutes

Age guidance


Creative team

Choreography - Dreda Blow, Sebastian Loe 

Set DesignDave Gillan 

Lighting DesignAlastair West 

Costume Design and RealisationJulie Anderson 

Music ArrangementJohn Longstaff 

Illustration - Emily Nuttall 

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