From the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler

Comes to Southport next weekend to celebrate 10th Anniversary

At The Atkinson on Saturday 19 October 

Stick Man is leaving his family tree and heading to Southport next weekend! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, the production is back on tour to celebrate its 10th Anniversary, playing 2 performances only at The Atkinson on Saturday 19 October at 1.30pm and 4.00pm.

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

But 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? Packed full of puppetry, live music and funky moves, Stick Man is a touching, funny and utterly original adaptation that will delight all ages.

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, most notably the modern classic The Gruffalo which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Julia 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 40 languages.

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 the book celebrated its 10th anniversary, and this year the stage production also turns ten. 

Stick Man is produced by Freckle Productions, who have brought many of Julia Donaldson’s books to the stage including Zog, Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat. It has original direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre) with 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).  It is directed by Elin Schofield with musical direction by Alex Tosh. The cast features Jamie Coles as Stick Man, Georgina Duncan as Stick Lady Love and Paddy Duff as Actor Musician.


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