Stick by Me

Created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, co-creators of international hit show White.


On tour Australia in January 2020 – see below for dates

“.. .a joyful and funny show…” The Guardian ★★★★

“What a wonderfully wise and big-hearted show this is – one that will stick in the memory, whatever age you are.” The Herald ★★★★

“It’s a stick. It’s just a stick.” But for one, all alone, this stick has something special. And soon the two are the best of friends. They run, play, hide and rest…and stick together when things get tough.

Beautifully crafted, making treasure from everyday objects, Stick by Me is a joyful show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things.

“as big a delight as a small show for children can be” ★★★★ The Times

Physical comedy and no shortage of laughs for the kids from the excellent Andy Manley’ The List ★★★★

“Manley has the target audience of 3 to 6 year olds in the palm of his hands….A wonderful production bolstered by a light-touch score.”  Reviewsphere ★★★★

“Andy Manley is undoubtedly one of the treasures of Scotland’s current theatrical landscape…”  Broadway Baby ★★★★

speaks directly to the experience of pre-school children, and makes its point, with the simplest of means. Scotsman ★★★★

The show embodies everything children’s theatre should be – thoughtful, beautifully crafted and performed; and engaging for all ages”  Liz Moran, Artistic Director, Gulbenkian

‘A true celebration of the nature of children’s play. Inventive and a little bit cheeky, Andy Manley once again proves why he is such a master of creating works for young audiences.
Noel Jordan, Festival Director, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Resources – see here for Visual Story and Activities pack

Australia 2020:

Queensland Performing Arts Centre
7 – 11 January

Arts Centre Melbourne
14 – 18 January

Previous dates


Made in Scotland showcase and Edinburgh Fringe
Dance Base | 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
3 – 26 August


Imaginate Festival – North Edinburgh Arts
Mon 28 – 31 May, 10.30 & 13.30


The Egg Theatre, Bath
17 – 19 May

Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Gwent
Sat 25 May

artsdepot, London
Sun 26 May, 11am & 2pm

Southbank Centre, London
Mon 27 & Tue 28 May, 11am & 1pm

Ffwrnes, Llanelli
Wed 29 May, 2pm & 4pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Fri 31 May, 1pm & 3pm

Galeri Caernarfon
Tue 18 June, 10.30am

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Wed 19 June, 11am & 2.30pm

Z-arts, Manchester
Sun 23 June, 11am & 2.30pm

Wheee Festival, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
Sat 2 June, 11.30am & 2pm

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Wed 11 September, 2pm

Platform, Glasgow
Thu 12 September, 10.30am & 1.30pm

The Studio, Edinburgh
Fri 13 September, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

ON at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
Sat 14 September, 2pm

Eden Court, Inverness
Tue 17 September, 11am & 4pm

The Brunton, Musselburgh
Wed 25 September, 10am

Johnstone Town Hall
Thu 26 September, 2pm

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Saturday 28th September, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sun 29 September, 2.30pm

Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Sun 20 October, 2pm

Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
Fri 25 Oct, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Commissioned by Gulbenkian for the Boing Festival.
Produced by Red Bridge Arts.

Photographs by Mihaela Bodlovic