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.