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Stick man returns to London this autumn

The festive family favourite, Stick man is returning to the London stage this autumn/winter season and playing at Leicester Square Theatre from 23rd of October until Monday 3rd of January.

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 including The Gruffalo and Zog. Julia is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which have sold over 75 million copies and have been published in over 100 languages.

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 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 Tour) and music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre).

The cast for the Autumn Tour and the Chichester and Birmingham seasons features Tyler Ephraim as Stick Man, Clair Gleave as Stick Lady Love and Lawrence Cole as Actor-Musician. The cast for Leicester Square Theatre features Richard Chalk-Iles as Stick Man, Safeena Ladha as Stick Lady Love and Elliott Rennie as Actor-Musician. The cast for The Lowry, Salford features Jordan Louis-Fernand as Stick Man, Alice Imelda as Stick Lady Love and Jonathan Ainscough as Actor-Musician. Running time is 55 minutes and the show is suitable for all ages. More info and bookings here.

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