Stick Man at The Lowry

Gemma Gibb, Families Editor
Image courtesy of The Lowry

Stick Man at The Lowry, Manchester, 1 December 2018–6 January 2019, from £14 - Book now

Ever had a really, really unlucky day? Stick Man can give even the most calamitous a run for their money when it comes to misadventure.

Families of the North can rejoice however, as Scamp Theatre’s exuberant, award-winning adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man returns to The Lowry this festive season.

“Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…” prepare for the words that enchant thousands of bedtimes across the land to be brought to life on stage.

Expect live music, funky moves, catchy songs, ingenious puppetry and set design and a flurry of snow or two.

Courtesy Scamp Theatre

 

Stick Man is full of the most relatable themes for even the littlest of theatre-goers and their grown ups. The warmth of family and being loved, the helplessness of being small, the twists and turns of an adventure-filled plot and the magical appearance of Santa.

All the drama of the book will have the wriggliest of audience members captivated as Stick Man’s morning jog takes an unexpected turn.

Expect many small faces to be left agog as he is transported from pillar to post, further away from the family who are missing him. A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a beach and in a fire.  Will he get back to the family tree in time for Christmas?

Scamp Theatre are the clever folk behind Tiddler and other Terrific Tales and The Scarecrows’ Wedding. With one of their biggest fans being the Queen of early years literature Julia Donaldson herself, we can be sure of a thrilling time.

Check out the regular family activities in the gallery spaces and family menu at The Lowry to make a day of it.

Stick Man at The Lowry, Manchester

1 December 2018–6 January 2019
From £14

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