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31 Oct LOOK AHEAD: Julia Donldson’s Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre

Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre are delighted to announce that Stick Man by Julia Donaldson will return to London’s Leicester Square Theatre from Saturday 8 November 2014. Tickets are on sale now.

‘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. 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? Passing through the seasons and culminating in a joyful Christmas celebration, Stick Man is a fantastick show which will delight all branches of the family tree! Touching, funny and utterly original, this enchanting adaptation features three actors and a one-man-band playing a host of colourful characters and animals to magically re-tell Stick Man’s adventures.

Stick Man is adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Julia Donaldson is a British writer, playwright and performer, the 2011–2013 Children’s Laureate and the prize-winning author of some of the world’s most-loved children’s books, most notably the modern classic The Gruffalo which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Julia is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Scarecrows Wedding, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Stick Man and Tiddler and other Terrific Tales. Their books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 40 languages. Julia also received an MBE in 2011 for her services to Literature.

Stick Man is created by the award-winning Scamp Theatre, whose stage adaptation is described as ‘wonderfully exuberant and imaginative’ by TimeOut. Scamp Theatre was founded in 2003 by award-winning producers Jennifer Sutherland and Louise Callow, and brings a range of theatrical live performance to audiences of all ages, with an increased focus on adaptation, particularly in children’s literature.

The London cast features Richard Kiess as Stick Man, Cassie Vallance as Stick Lady Love and Alex Tosh as Various Roles / Musician.

There will be a Relaxed Performance of Stick Man on Sunday 23 November at 12.15pm in London. All tickets for this performance are £5. Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for families with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Image credit: Steve Ullathorne