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Stick Man live at Rose Theatre in London review

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Are you looking for one of the best Christmas live show for your toddler? We were enough fortunate to be back in a live theatre once again this year, before the last Covid lockdown. Anyway, you can still enjoy this perfect festive season show which is also available to stream at home their online shows!

The Stick Man stream is available to book for a 24-hour viewing period on a chosen date. The stream costs £20, with donations above this amount gratefully received to help support the livelihoods of everyone who was working on the production before it closed.

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About the Stick Man live on Stage

Stick Man is a live stage adaptation of the children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, which returns to the Rose Theatre.

What is the story about?

Stick Man explores and ventures away from his home, when he is is kidnapped by a rambunctious dog. Stick Man loves nothing more than his tree, his family of fellow twigs and early morning jogs.

the Family Tree and he encounters people and animals that mistreat him, not understanding that he isn’t just a stick.

He’s a Stick Man!

Freckle Productions is adept at adapting Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classics, including Zog, Tiddler and Tabby McTat.


Stick Man live at Rose Theatre in London review

Anyone with small children will be familiar with the brilliant characters sketched out from the popular duo.

The show is fun, it’s musical, it’s silly and it’s interactive. It’s just perfect for kids, also of young age.

We loved the original songs with catchy lyrics engaging from start to finish

Also, at under an hour, it’s the perfect length for capturing and holding the little ones’ attention and works for four-year-olds or six-year-olds (the latter will get very involved!).

There’s plenty of audience participation for little ones and some puppetry, too – including, of course, the Stick Family in their sycamore tree, in this Freckle Productions’ show.


Stick Man is directed by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre) with Associate Director Mark Kane, 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.


Stick Man is playing at the Rose Theatre until 3rd January 2021. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Rose Theatre website.


The team behind Stick Man gave us family tickets for the purpose of this review. All views are my own

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