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Northern Ballet present a brand new ballet especially for children

Northern Ballet, one of the UK’s premier ballet companies, are proud to present their first ballet especially for children as the Ugly Duckling waddles to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on Friday 27 September.

This wonderful production introduces your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre, retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale.

A poor duckling is lonely and fed-up, shunned by those around her who see her as too ugly to fit in. Fluffy, ragged and nothing like the other ducklings around her, Ugly struggles to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well 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.

These child-friendly performances are just 45 minutes long, so don’t miss your opportunity to see this adorable production!

To make your trip all the more special why not treat your child to an exciting workshop before the show! Combining movement, music and characterisation inspired by Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling, this is the perfect opportunity for you and your child to have fun together in a creative movement session before seeing the production.

Suitable for ages 18 months to 5 years, tickets to the workshop are £5 each per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult and each workshop is just 45 minutes long. We encourage all parents and guardians to join in the workshop, however if they prefer not to take they must remain in the dance studio to supervise their child / children during the workshop. Participants must book tickets to see a performance of Ugly Duckling to take part in workshops. There are only limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment.