Stick Man

Stick Man Tickets

Leicester Square Theatre, London
Booking to 2 January 2023
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Things are looking up for mums and dads in London this Christmas as Stick Man comes to the Leicester Square Theatre.

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.

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.

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 is in the cast of Stick Man?

The cast feature 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. 

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.

More about Julia Donaldson

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.


Reviews of Stick Man

★★★★★ "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

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 2 January 2023
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Matinees: Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Important Notes

Relaxed Performance: Sunday 13 Nov 12.15pm,


Venue Information

Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14,19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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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.
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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.
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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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