Theatre review: Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre

It’s well worth going to see Stick Man in the West End just to see the hilarious expressions on Joseph Carey’s face as he plays the popular children’s book character – which had the audience in stitches.

The adaptation of Julia Donaldosn and Axel Sheffler’s smash-hit book has made a return to the Leicester Square Theatre for Christmas, and will guarantees an enjoyably bouncy hour packed with catchy songs and funky dance moves.

With just three people in the cast - Joseph Carey, Mark Kane and Emily Pollet – the audience is drawn in to Stick Man’s world as he is parted from his wife and three children at his ‘Family Tree’, by a dog who wants to play fetch.

A swan then tries to use him as a nest, before he is swept off to sea, and drifts up onto a beach where he is used as a bat for a ball.

He even ends up on a fire before he makes it home in time for Christmas – in a perfectly festive way.


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My 10-year old twins were transfixed with a smile on their faces the whole way through – although they did not want to admit it afterwards.

But the slapstick humour was best suited to my four-year old, who was in fits of giggles, especially when the dog tried to chew up Stick Man.

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The show runs until January 6 at the Leicester Square Theatre in Leicester Place.

Tickets are priced from �12.50 to �14.50 with family tickets costing �45.00 available from boxoffice@leicestersquaretheatre.com or phone 08448 733433.

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