Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre are delighted to announce that Stick Man by Julia Donaldson will return in 2014, and for the first will play two capital cities simultaneously! Stick Man will play Christmas Seasons at London’s Leicester Square Theatre from Saturday 8th November 2014 (where it returns for a fourth consecutive season) and at the Edinburgh’s Christmas festival from Saturday 22nd November 2014. Tickets are on sale now.
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. Julia divides her time between Scotland and West Sussex where she lives with her husband, Malcolm.
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 director is Sally Cookson. The London cast features Richard Kiess as Stick Man, Cassie Vallance as Stick Lady Love and Alex Tosh as Various Roles / Musician. The Edinburgh cast features Nik Howden as Stick Man, Nancy Trotter Landry as Stick Lady Love and Gordon Cooper as Various Roles / Musician.