Find a feather and win tickets to Christmas show

An exciting initiative has been launched encouraging children in Dromore to read more books and be in with a chance of winning tickets to see the MAC’s brand new Christmas show, ‘HATCH! Adventures of the Ugly Duck’, proudly sponsored by Lidl Northern Ireland.

The MAC has teamed up with Libraries NI for a competition offering Dromore children the opportunity to win a family ticket (two adults and two children) to the eagerly-awaited Christmas family show, as well as other great prizes, simply by visiting Dromore Library and finding a Lucky Feather in their favourite books.

The MAC has placed 500 Lucky Feathers in children’s books in 53 public libraries throughout Northern Ireland, with a number already resting in the pages of books at Dromore Library.

Anyone who finds the feather should then answer a question related to HATCH! Adventures of the Ugly Duck and return the feather either to the library, or drop it into the MAC Belfast, to be in with a chance of winning. The winners will be chosen at random and announced ahead of the opening of the show on 4th December.

A MAC production directed by Patrick J. O’Reilly, HATCH! Adventures of the Ugly Duck is a hilarious and entertaining adaption of the well-known story of the Ugly Duckling. A laugh-out-loud sing-along for all the family to enjoy, the show debuts at the MAC Belfast on December 4 and runs until January 5.

There are three categories of prizes up for grabs in the Lucky Feather competition - a family ticket to the show for up to four people, a pair of tickets to the show and a range of HATCH! merchandise.

HATCH! Adventures of the Ugly Duck runs at the MAC from December 4 until January 5, with special showings and discounts for schools and groups.

For more information about the show or to book a ticket, visit

For details of all participating libraries, visit the Libraries NI website at