Stick Man Oh Stick Man…

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson is JB’s absolute favourite book to read with me. I read it in funny voices and it is a night time tradition almost now! You can imagine my delight when I discovered that Stick Man was coming to the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff courtesy of Scamp Theatre.

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We love the Sherman and it was truly buzzing on this afternoon. The girls are so at home there they ran straight in and got exploring the busy foyer and the little activities and book stall that was there. A Stick Man badge later and they were ready to go in and see the show!

What I particularly liked about this performance was the minimalist and open set. Props were imaginative, colourful and appealing to the children. They really captured their imagination too; snow was depicted with embellished umbrellas, a river with a large strip of blue paper and sand with a large decorated sheet.

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The three actors took on all the roles and figurines represented the stick family characters. JB was delighted to see her beloved Stick Man in real life!

The performance was interactive and had a panto style element to it. I certainly have never been to a show where a beach ball has been batted into the audience before but it was so much fun and really engaging for the little ones! The show is aimed at children age 3 + but there was something for all ages there, colourful and musical enough for younger children, funny enough for older children and there were even a couple of jokes thrown in there for the grown ups! It was a shame that the show hadn’t come around Christmas time though as it would have been even more special considering the theme of the book.

We had a fantastic afternoon at the Sherman, and we are off there again next week to see Mermaid. I can’t wait!

Disclosure – I was given tickets for this show of Stick Man for the purposes of this review. All opinions are honest and my own. 

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  1. April 16, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    Aw so glad you enjoyed it. We were supposed to be reviewing it too but sadly had to cancel as my daughter had her Rainbows promise ceremony. Everyone has said how amazing it was. Gutted not to go. xx

    • April 16, 2015 / 9:37 pm

      Ah that’s a shame 🙁 I hope to see you at one of their other shows soon though? x

  2. April 16, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Sounds like you had a blast 🙂 I’ve never been to the Sherman and it’s only a 5 min walk away from where I work, I need to check it out.

  3. April 16, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    I’ve never heard of the Stick Man before, but it looks like a good show x

  4. April 16, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Wow that looks great! Will see if it’s coming to near us. We’ve seen The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child at the theatre and they were fab.

  5. April 20, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    I love Stick Man! Sometimes I read it to my little one just because I want to read it myself! It is such an amazing book – I do adore and have the utmost admiration for Julia Donaldson! She is such a talent!

  6. Sarah
    April 27, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    We loved this too! Wish I’d known you were there, could have said hello 🙂 I’ll be looking out for the next one from Scamp Theatre!

    • April 28, 2015 / 2:32 pm

      Ah I didn’t know you were there either – yes it would have been great to say hi! Next time! xx

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