The Ugly Duckling ballet heading for Milton Keynes

Young ballet fans are in for a real treat when the duck ballet comes to the Milton Keynes theatre next week for a special short ballet performance designed just for children. The company is going to stay at the theater for a total of five days during which they will perform two shows.

The Ugly Duckling is the children’s ballet that they have chosen to perform and the performances will be held on April 19th at 11am and 1pm. The shows have been choreographed by Sebastian Loe and Dreda Blow.

The ballet is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name and tells the story of the lonely duckling that is not able to get along with her friends because she is different. Throughout the ballet the duckling leans more about who she is and who others are around her and by the end of the play she is stunned to turn into a beautiful swan.

Grown-ups are also going to be offered a treat while the Northern Ballet is in town as they will perform two full length productions of The Great Gatsby on April 16th and on April 20th. The night shows start at 7:30pm and on Saturday there will be a special matinee at 2:30pm.

The ballet is an adaptation of the Fitzgerald novel of the same name and takes place on Long Island in New York during the twenties.

Tickets to the Ugly Duckling will cost £5 apiece and the tickets for the Great Gatsby range in price from £15 to £30 depending on the night that one chooses to attend.