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Stig of the Dump - Tabard Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING the success of A Christmas Carol last year, the Tabard Theatre is presenting Clive King’s Stig of the Dump as this year’s Christmas and New Year show – from December 10, 2008 to January 10, 2009.

When Barney, a day-dreaming, eight year old falls over the edge into a chalk pit he discovers Stig, a modern day caveman living in a rubbish dump. Thrills, excitement and fun abound as they embark on an original fantasy journey.

Making use of everything to improve Stig’s home, this tale, described as both intriguing and touching, is a wonderful proclamation about friendship, imagination and possibly even recycling.

A company of six actors is directed by Russell Labey whose credits include Whistle Down the Wind, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sunset Boulevard and New Boy, which played to full houses at the Tabard Theatre earlier this year and transfers to Trafalgar Studio 2 in March 2009.

Since it was written in 1963, Stig of the Dump has become a firm favourite. In fact, many children were introduced to the book in school, where it’s still read to support the Literacy Curriculum. It has been adapted for television twice – in 1981 for ITV and in 2002 by the BBC.

The stage adaptation by Richard Williams received critical acclaim in a West Yorkshire playhouse production in 1999/2000. Design is by Jason Denvir.

Tickets: £15 (adults), £12 (children and concessions), £7 (Youth group tickets).

For more information call the box office on 08448 472264 or visit the website.