Northern Ballet presents

Ugly Duckling

Tue 11 – Wed 12 Apr, 2023 Archive
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.


Main House


Time: 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 12:00pm
Performance duration: 40 mins (no interval)
Age guidance: 2+

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Northern Ballet - Ugly Duckling (2023) Trailer



Dreda Blow & Sebastian Loe

Set Design

Dave Gillan

Lighting Design

Alastair West

Costume Design & Realisation

Julie Anderson

Music Arrangement

John Longstaff