Stick Man at The Lowry, Salford Quays – review

JULIA Donaldson’s books are big business in our house (sure, when I can get my little one to look away from a screen).

But they are, without a doubt, our favorite to read aloud at story time. Words just sing off the page, Donaldson is a genius.

So when you’ve read a book so many times and seen the animated version – voiced by Martin Freeman and Jennifer Saunders – quite a few, then how does the stage version go?

The adaptation of the book by Freckle Productions, at The Lowry at Salford Quays through January 9, is a sheer delight that grabs the story and sends it on a whimsical journey.

Lancashire Telegraph:

A talented three-person cast takes the beloved Stick Man down the family tree and on an adventure where he must escape all dangers along the way, entertaining young audiences along the way.

There is live music, jokes galore and the audience engages in a game of “invisi-ball” in this imaginative and original hour-long show.

Lancashire Telegraph:

The musical number of ‘Stick Man is lonely’ is a real treat, can I have it on Spotify ?!

The puppets, costumes and sets all serve to bring to life the much loved creations of illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Lancashire Telegraph:

And it wouldn’t be a Christmas spectacle without the appearance of the man himself, much to the delight of young audiences and ensuring that the timing of The Lowry’s shutdown is perfect. A perfect treat for a festive afternoon with the family.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Stick Man is suitable for ages three and up and is at the Lowry until Sunday, January 9. For tickets and more information, thelowry.com/whats-on/stick-man

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