Stick Man Live comes to Tyne Theatre & Opera House in October

Posted on March 27th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

On 2nd and 3rd October, Scamp Theatre and Freckle Productions are bringing a children’s classic to life at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House!

Stick Man Live brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s novel to the stage. It tells the tale of the titular Stick Man, who goes out for a jog on the morning but finds himself getting into all sorts of bother! A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan uses him as part of a nest, and he somehow even ends up on fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree in one piece?

This award-winning production, suitable for children aged three and above, comes from the team by Tiddler and other Terrific Tales and The Scarecrows’ Wedding, and is chock full of puppetry, songs, live music and some seriously funky moves. It even has author Julia Donaldson herself saying: “Scamp Theatre send shivers down my spine. They are so lively and innovative. I love their production of Stick Man and so do the audiences.”

Tyne Theatre & Opera House Director Joanne Johnson says: “I’m thrilled that we can bring the live stage adaptation of this much-loved children’s tale to the theatre! I’ve read Julia Donaldson’s books including Stick Man to my own children many times, so I can’t wait to see how it will be brought to life on stage by Scamp Theatre.”

She continued: “We’ve been expanding our programme of family shows lately: coming up we also have The Wizard of Oz Easter Panto, children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson’s Wild & Scary Show, and Annie the Musical presented by Astravaganza Entertainment. We think a trip to the theatre should be enjoyed by the whole family, so it’s great that we can add Stick Man to these events!”

Tickets for the show cost: £14.50 adults, £12 under 16s, £48 family (2 adults, 2 children). School groups Buy 10 get 2 free.

Tickets are available now from the Tyne Theatre & Opera House website, and visit their website for more details.

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