Stick Man Critics & Reviews
"Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish"
Time Out, Critic's Choice****
"Julia Donaldson's miniature epic. Sally Cookson and her team recreate the book with vigour and imagination"
"Zesty and delightful... a clever, compelling treat."
"Scamp Theatre send shivers down my spine. I love their production of Stick Man and so do the audiences"
Julia Donaldson, author and former Children's Laureate****
"Scamp's joyous adaptation is literally a show for all seasons and all children."
Michael CoveneyStick Man ReviewTime Out Says *****
This wonderfully exuberant and imaginative production is based on Julia Donaldson’s book of the same name and tells the story of Stick Man, who becomes swept up in a colourful adventure that takes him far away from his stick family and their home in the family tree.
The trio of actors (from Scamp theatre company) are endlessly inventive, employing everything from umbrellas (opened and twirling to convey the ocean) to balletic dance routines involving beach rubber rings to keep the story rolling.
Folksy, foot-tapping music, large doses of humour (‘What does a well-dressed stick man wear? Vivienne Westwood.’), and a hilarious torch-song set piece involving a Stick Man version of Baker Street, will keep older children and parents grinning too.
There are some nice seasonal touches too, including plenty of pantomime-style audience interaction, as well as an appropriately jolly Santa. Our three-year-old critic was engrossed from start to finish.
One piece of advice: for toddlers, pick up a booster seat (available at the side of the auditorium) as the seating is not stacked. Ages 3+. BY:
REBECCA TAYLORRef Link
: Time Out
5 Leicester Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 7BP
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Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BXCapacity:
Leicester Square Theatre is a magnificently restored theatre located in the heart of the West End with two exceptional spaces running a healthy programme of comedy, cabaret, dance, music and theatre. The 400 seat theatre boasts 2 bars perfectly positioned in the auditorium with newly-installed cinema style seating and a second intimate Lounge Theatre with a capacity of up to 70 with its own bar and cabaret-style seating.
Leicester Square Theatre is the perfect venue for many different events whether they be full scale theatrical shows, stand up comedy, or private hire events. Located in central London, the venue is perfectly placed for drama school showcases, conferences and corporate events.
With state of the art technical equipment in situ including projector, screens, a full lighting rig and sound desk as standard we are able to provide full techical support.
The auditorium has comfortable seats with ample leg room and air conditioning, there are two bars at the back of the auditorium perfect for interval drinks and for catering for private events. Our intimate venue capacity of 400 means that you are never far away from the action.
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: Leicester Square Theatre Seat PlanFacilities:
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Tube lines: Northern Line and Piccadilly
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Car park: Q Park China Town
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: The Leicester Square Theatre is two minutes' walk from Leicester Square tube station, and ten minutes' walk from Charing Cross mainline station.