Based on the charming children’s book by Julia Donaldson, Stick Man is making its way to the stage of the New Theatre Royal next month.
Stick Man is adapted from the book from author Julia Donaldson, with the illustrations provided by long-time collaborator Axel Scheffler. Together the duo are best-known for their popular rhyming stories including The Gruffalo.
The story of Stick Man sees the titular character leave his family tree for a morning jog, but he gets swept up in quite the misadventure. 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 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.
Stick Man is produced by Freckle Productions, who have brought many of Julia Donaldson’s books to the stage including Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat.
Readers can head down to the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln between Sunday 6 to Monday 7 October to see the production themselves.