Stick Man Tickets

Leicester Square Theatre 5 Leicester Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 7BP
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Valid for Wednesday-Friday performances from 7Nov-14Dec
Exclusion: 20 Oct-6 Nov, weekends, 15-Dec-6 Jan

Book by 14 Dec 2018.
Important Info
Stick Man Child Policy

Young children and their families will love to see one of their favourite books come to life before their eyes in this creative staging. 

Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages.
Performance Timings
Monday 11:00 14:00
Tuesday 11:00 14:00
Wednesday 11:00 14:00
Thursday 11:00 14:00
Friday 11:00 14:00
Saturday 11:00 14:00
Sunday 11:00 14:00
Show Info

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Scamp Theatre adapts Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved 2008 story Stick Man for the stage, playing a limited festive season at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Best known for their 1999 children’s book The Gruffalo, the writing duo’s shows have also been adapted for the stage by theatre company Tall Stories.

Stick Man has evolved into a 55-minute children’s show that has proved so popular that it’s returned to the stage for several consecutive years. It follows the story of Stick Man, as he leaves his family tree to go for his morning run. Unfortunately, an enthusiastic dog decides he’d be put to much better use in a game of fetch!

So embarks an Odyssey-like quest to get home to his family that sees him drift down a river, be used as a flagpole, a bat and maybe even firewood. Fortunately, the beloved Father Christmas saves the day and Stick Man’s story ends happily ever after.

Stick Man is directed by Sally Cookson, a veteran of Bristol Old Vic, the National Theatre and the West End. Though she regularly directs work for children and young people, her recent touring production of Jane Eyre garnered critical acclaim. Other directing credits include Hetty Feather, Bearhunt and Pericles. Lara Cowin, Sam Heron and Alex Tosh are the cast of three that bring Stick Man to life this holiday season.

The brightly coloured adventure story for young children and their families is just the right length of time to introduce little ones to theatre without losing their attention. The familiar story and whimsical design will delight audiences of all ages and is sure to be one of the West End’s more popular family shows this holiday season. Stick Man runs from 30 November 2017 to 7 January 2018 at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Stick Man Child Policy

Young children and their families will love to see one of their favourite books come to life before their eyes in this creative staging.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages.

Important information

Running time
55 minutes
Booking Until
Sun, 6 January 2019

Stick Man Cast

Jack Benjamin
Kate Malyon
Euan Wilson




COMPOSER Benji Bower



DESIGN Katie Sykes


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"
The Times

"Zesty and delightful... a clever, compelling treat."
The Independent

Sunday Express

Daily Mail

"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 Coveney

Stick Man Review

Time 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+.


Ref Link : Time Out
Venue Info

Leicester Square Theatre

5 Leicester Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 7BP


Leicester Square Theatre

Address: 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX
Capacity: 400
Opened: 1953

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.

"An unquestionably groovy place to be" Sunday Times

"One of my favourite venues in the world" Ricky Gervais

"Superb staff... What a venue!" Micky Flanagan

"Simply Hofftastic" David Hasselhoff

"I was young and happy here" David Sedaris

"The loveliest theatre in the West End" Cerys Matthews

"My favourite venue of them all" Michael McIntyre

"Such a groovy venue" Bill Bailey

"best venue in the world" Jim Jeffries

"History, heritage, wonderful boards to tread" John Taylor


Seat plan: Leicester Square Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Bar
Disabled toilets
Wheelchair accessible

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.

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