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Stick Man show is returning to the stage for Christmas 2020

Stick Man, based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, will return to the stage this Christmas for a 4-week run at Rose Theatre Kingston from Thursday 10 December.
Image by Robin Savage

We are delighted to report that this brilliantly festive, family friendly treat is returning to London stages in a socially distanced way for Christmas 2020. This laugh out loud child friendly show is perfect for the whole family. Read all about The Young Londoner’s experience of Stick Man in Leicester Square last year.

Stick man live in the family tree with his Stick Lady love and their stick children, three. The misadventures of Stick Man begin when he goes on a morning jog only to encounter a dog that wants to play fetch with him, a swan that 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 ZogTiddler and other Terrific Tales, and Tabby McTat features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.

The Stick Family are so happy to be back on stage and back in the family tree. 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. For more information click here

Stick Man is adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson, the multi award-winning author of some of the world’s best loved children’s books. Stick Man is a perennial bestseller and has been translated into 23 languages. In 2015, Magic Light Pictures premiered the animated film of Stick Man with an all-star cast including Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders and Hugh Bonneville. The film was the 4th most-viewed 2015 Christmas Day TV programme in the UK, and the book went to number one in the children’s chart. In 2018 Stick Man celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Stick Man 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). The cast features Jamie Coles as Stick Man, Georgina Duncan as Stick Lady Love and Euan Wilson as Actor-Musician.

Tickets will be sold in group bubbles and the theatre will be conforming to the latest Government guidance. Standard tickets will be £17, Premium tickets £22 and babes in arms (under 18 months) are free. For more information visit or to book direct visit or call 020 8174 0090.

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