About Stick Man

Bloomsbury Theatre, London
4 December 2024 - 5 January 2025

Things are looking up for mums and dads in London this Christmas as Stick Man comes to the Bloomsbury Theatre for a festive run.

Based on the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo, Zog) with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this smash-hit adaptation of Stick Man is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves all brought to life on stage by a trio of top actors.

Stick Man is playing at the Bloomsbury Theatre from 4 December 2025 to 5 January 2025.


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Show Information

Performance dates
4 December 2024 - 5 January 2025
Age restrictions
3+
Running time
60 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Matinees: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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What's the story of Stick Man?

What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure 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 in time for Christmas?

Who are the creative team of Stick Man?

Stick Man is directed by Mark Kane with original direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls), design by Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre), lighting by Elanor Higgins (Private Peaceful), music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls) and musical direction by Brian Hargreaves.

 


Reviews

★★★★★ "Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish" - Time Out Critics’ Choice
★★★★ "Zesty and delightful. A clever compelling treat" - Independent
★★★★ "More fun than you can shake a stick at" - Daily Mail

Important Notes

Age restrictions: 3+

Access performances: BSL Performance: Sunday 8th December, 13:00; Relaxed Performance: Saturday 14 December, 10:30; Audio Described Performance: Saturday 15 December, 13:00


Venue Information

Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street , London, WC1H 0AH
Nearest Tube or Train: Euston (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & Fulham)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Stick Man is playing at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London
The running time of Stick Man is 60 minutes (no interval)
The age recommendations for Stick Man are: 3+
To buy official London Theatre tickets to Stick Man, click on the Find Tickets button at the top of this page. You will be able to access the booking calendar to check ticket availability and see any exclusive offers or discounts. You will be purchasing tickets from an authorised retailer and member of the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers.
Yes, Stick Man has matinee performances on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

News about Stick Man

Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man to play London and Salford this Christmas
Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man to play London and Salford this Christmas
Stick Man is heading to the Bloomsbury Theatre in London and The Lowry in Salford this Christmas! Based on the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo, Zog) with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this smash-hit adaptation of Stick Man will play simultaneously at The Lowry Salford 10 December to 5 Jan, and at its new London home, the Bloomsbury Theatre 4 December to 5 January 2025. See here for Stick Man tickets in London. This much-loved adaptation from Freckle Productions, the team behind Zog and Zog and the Flying Doctors, features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Casting for both venues will be announced later this year. Executive producer Jennifer Sutherland said, “We are so excited that our beloved Stick Man – a perennial festive family favourite – will have sit down seasons in two major cities this Christmas. After twelve years at the Leicester Square Theatre, we’re so excited to move to a new London home at the Bloomsbury Theatre. We are working with a brilliant team - designer Katie Sykes, lighting designer El Higgins and director Mark Kane to add even more sparkle and beauty to the show in this jewel of a theatre in London’s West End and at the superb Quays Theatre at The Lowry Salford.” Stick Man is directed by Mark Kane with original direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls), design by Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre), lighting by Elanor Higgins (Private Peaceful) music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls) and musical direction by Brian Hargreaves. More info on Stick Man tickets at the Bloomsbury Theatre London.
Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man comes to the West End this Christmas 2022
Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man comes to the West End this Christmas 2022
Stick Man is heading to London this Christmas! Based on the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo, Zog) with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this smash-hit adaptation of Stick Man returns to the West End at the Leicester Square Theatre from 22 October 2022 to 2 January 2023. See here for Stick Man tickets in London. What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure 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 in time for Christmas? This delightful adaptation from Freckle Productions, the team behind Zog and Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Stick Man is directed by Mark Kane with original direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls), design by Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre), lighting by Elanor Higgins (Private Peaceful) music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls) and musical direction by Brian Hargreaves. The Leicester Square Theatre cast features Aaron Douglas and Alex Wingfield as Stick Man, Rishi Silvera and Maisie Armarh as Stick Lady Love and Lucas Taylor and Niall Morris as Actor-Musician. The Warwick Arts Centre cast features Adam Wadge as Stick Man, Rebecca Rayne as Stick Lady Love, Harry Gascoigne as Actor-Musician and Emily Newsome as Understudy. The Leeds Playhouse cast features Luke Byeford as Stick Man, Georgia Jackson as Stick Lady Love, Patrick Orkney as Actor-Musician and Rosie Malone as Understudy. The show is also touring to Warwick Arts Centre from 1 to 31 December 2022, and Leeds Playhouse from 7 to 31 December 2022.
Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ extends online stream through January
Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ extends online stream through January
The London stage production of Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man is now available to stream online until 31 January 2021. Filmed at the final performance at the Rose Theatre Kingston in December, this made-for-TV version of the stage show features Jamie Coles, Georgina Duncan and Euan Wilson and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. The filmed production was initially made available to stream for two weeks over the 2020 Christmas period. Donaldson's much loved tale is brought to life by Freckle Productions - the team which adapted Zog, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, and Tabby McTat for the stage. The show is directed by Mark Kane with original direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre), design by Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), lighting by Elanor Higgins (Private Peaceful, UK Tours) and music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre). STICK MAN - L-R Georgina Duncan, Euan Wilson and Jamie Coles. Photo Mark Senior Donaldson is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which have sold millions of copies and have been translated into over 80 languages. Her most notable piece, The Gruffalo, has sold over 14-million copies world-wide. Stick Man was scheduled to run three daily performances from 10 December 2020 until 3 January 2021 at Rose Theatre Kingston, however the run was cut short by the closure of London theatres on 16 December 2020. Tickets for the stream will be £20 and the show will be available to view for a 24-hour period at any time until 31 January. Money raised will help support the livelihoods of everyone who was working on the production.
Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ to run at Rose Theatre Kingston this Christmas
Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ to run at Rose Theatre Kingston this Christmas
Things are looking up for mums and dads in London this Christmas as the Rose Theatre Kingston announces it will stage socially distanced live performances of family favourite Stick Man; a classic stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-selling book. Adapted by the team that brought Zog, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, and Tabby McTat to the stage, Donaldson's tale is brought to life by Jamie Coles, Georgina Duncan and Euan Wilson and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Audiences will be socially distanced, and all the latest government advice will be followed to make Stick Man as safe as possible and as enjoyable as ever. The show is directed by Mark Kane with original direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre), design by Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), lighting by Elanor Higgins (Private Peaceful, UK Tours) and music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre). Donaldson is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which have sold millions of copies and have been translated into over 80 languages. Her most notable, The Gruffalo has sold over 14-million copies world-wide. Stick Man will run from 10 December 2020 until 3 January 2021 at Rose Theatre Kingston. Performances will be 10:30, 13:00 & 15:30 but check daily schedule.

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