Stick Man stage show returns to London at the Leicester Square Theatre

London’s family festive fixture Stick Man will return to the West End for the twelfth year in a row.

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Freckle Productions’ smash-hit adaptation of Stick Man will once again play at the Leicester Square Theatre from 21 October 2023 – 2 January 2024.

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 in time for Christmas?

This much-loved adaptation from Freckle Productions, the team behind Zog and Zog and the Flying Doctors, features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.

Stick Man in the West End will feature Jonathan Cobb and Killian Thomas Lefevre as ‘Stick Man’, Charlotte Gascoyne and Maya Elliott as ‘Stick Lady Love’ and Patrick Orkney and Niall Morris as ‘Actor-Musician’.

Stick Man is directed by Mark Kane with original direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre), design by Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), lighting by Elanor Higgins (Private Peaceful, UK Tour) music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre) and musical direction by Brian Hargreaves.

The show also continues to tour the UK, with the 2023 autumn leg kicking off in Horsham on 5 December, and visiting High Wycombe, Southend, Tonbridge, Edinburgh, Leeds, Chester, Huddersfield, Newcastle, York, Guildford, Worcester, Bristol, Sheffield, and Southampton.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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