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Stick Man extends run

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SCAMP Theatre’s production of Stick Man has extended its run at Leicester Square Theatre. Originally scheduled to end its 9-week run on Friday, December 30, it will now play six additional performances at 10.30am, 12.15pm and 2pm on both Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, 2017.

The show’s producers said: “We are delighted that, this year, over 100,000 people will have seen Stick Man across our autumn tour and Christmas seasons. We are so grateful to the show’s loyal fans who return year on year alongside our new audiences.

“The success of Magic Light’s Stick Man animation on BBC1 last year has no doubt contributed to attracting these new audiences to our live version and we are thrilled that our production may have been these children’s first experience of live theatre.”

Previously Posted: Following tours all over the world, Scamp Theatre are returning to the West End with their adaptation of Stick Man.

Based on the best-selling book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo), this sixth record-breaking season at Leicester Square Theatre runs from Saturday, November 5 to Friday, December 30, 2016.

Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…

But the world outside the family tree is a dangerous place for Stick Man. Whilst out for a jog, he is pounced on by a playful dog and mistaken for an ordinary stick, he is swept far away and used for all sorts of things: from a flag mast to a cricket bat, a swan’s nest to firewood – well almost!

How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

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 five million copies world- wide.

Julia Donaldson is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which as well as Stick Man include The Scarecrow’s Wedding, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Tiddler and other Terrific Tales. Their books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 40 languages.

Julia Donaldson, who received an MBE in 2011 for her services to Literature, divides her time between Scotland and West Sussex where she lives with her husband, Malcolm.

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 a focus on the adaptation of children’s literature. Their other stage adaptations of Julia Donaldson’s works include The Scarecrows’ Wedding and Tiddler and other Terrific Tales.

Stick Man is suitable for ages 3+.

Tickets: £65 – Family; £21.50 – Adult; £16.50 – Child; £14 – Rear Stalls. To book, call the box office on 020 7734 2222 or visit

Times: Vary – see website for details.

Relaxed performance: Wednesday, November 30 at 1.30pm – all tickets are £5 (bookable over the phone and in person only).

Read our 2013 review.

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