Robert Wade appears in the joyful adaptation of former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book, Stick Man, which has returned to The Lowry for another enchanting festive adventure.

Who do you play in STICK MAN? 

I play a few different characters in Stick Man – from the no nonsense Park Keeper, to the flouncy ukulele playing Beach Man. I also have the role of the Musician and can be seen frantically hitting and playing an array of different percussion instruments as well as the Saxophone and ukulele from behind the Musician’s corner. 28 instruments in total!

Which is your favourite part of the show?

My favourite part of the show is when Stick Man floats out to sea and is caught in a snowstorm. It gives me the perfect opportunity to whack the cymbals dramatically and be incredibly loud. This is brilliant fun!

What are you most looking forward to when performing at The Lowry?

Being up North and exploring Manchester.

What moment in the show do children most react to? 

The children love the appearance of a much loved, beardy white, dressed all in red fellow who rides a sleigh and works for one night a year! His appearance often brings gasps and flurries of applause.

Why should families come to see STICK MAN? 

Stick Man is charming – it’s full of live music, singing, jokes, dancing, loud cymbals, magical moments, excitement and it’s full of love. It’s the perfect family show for Christmas. It’s quick, snappy and a real dramatic rollercoaster. Stick Mania is amazing… it’s only topped by Beatles Mania!

Stick Man – Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – Saturday 1st December 2018 –  Sunday 6th January 2019
The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

Greg is an award-winning writer with a huge passion for theatre. He has appeared on stage, as well as having directed several plays in his native Scotland. Greg is the founder and editor of Theatre Weekly


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