Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man Returns to The Lowry

Stick Man courtesy of Steve Ullathorne
Stick Man courtesy of Steve Ullathorne

The joyful adaptation of former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book, Stick Man, returns to The Lowry for another enchanting festive adventure. Packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves, Scamp Theatre’s heart-warming production is an hour of fun for all the family!

‘Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…’. But the world outside the family tree is a dangerous place for Stick Man. What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure – a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree in time for Christmas?

Starring Mathew Hamper (David Baddiel’s Animalcolm, UK Tour; Underneath a Magical Moon, Jacksons Lane; Alice’s Adventures Underground, Vaults Theatre), Lara Cowin (Peppa’s Pig Surprise, International Tour; Frankenstein, UK tour; Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, UK Tour) and Robert Wade (Cyrano, Norther Broadsides; The Last Station Keeper, UK Tour; Square Patties and Other Scraps, Herd and Assemble Fest), Stick Man is touching, funny and utterly original.

Producer Louise Callow comments, We are thrilled to be heading to The Lowry this festive season as we always receive the warmest of audiences. Stick Man and his family can’t wait to journey to Salford and hope that Father Christmas can find them in their new address at the theatre.

Scamp Theatre bring a range of theatrical live performance to audiences of all ages, focusing on the imaginative adaptation of children’s literature. They’ve previously produced The Scarecrows’ Wedding, Private Peaceful (which won Manchester Evening News’ Award for Best Solo Performance in 2005) and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales at The Lowry and are passionate about engaging new audiences and inspiring the next generation of theatre-goers.

Stick Man is at The Lowry 1st December 2018 to 6th January 2019.

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