Who would have thought sticks could have such exciting lives?
But Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man certainly does – albeit a bit more exciting than he would have liked!
A stage version of the popular children’s book is currently showing at the Core theatre in Corby, and is a delightfully inventive and colurful telling of the tale.
The story, for those who don’t know it, follows the adventures of Stick Man after he gets waylaid while out for his morning jog, and his attempts to get back to his family (who live in a tree, naturally).
Three performers from Scamp Theatre take on all of the various roles from the book, including the dog, swan, Pooh stick-loving girl and a certain white-bearded elderly man in a red and white costume...
All three were wonderfully expressive and talented, not just at singing and playing musical instruments, but at engaging with the audience too.
Be prepared to help with the chase for the naughty canine who first captures Stick Man, and watch out for flying beach balls later on in the show too!
The energetic performers never stop throughout, but with the show’s running time less than an hour it never become too exhausting for the audience either.
A perfect way to start getting into the festive mood – if you need an excuse!
Stick Man is recommended for ages three plus and is on at the Core theatre, Corby, today (Friday, November 11) at 2pm and tomorrow (Saturday, November 12) at 11am and 2pm.
Tickets can be bought here.