Stick by Me

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


“.. .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

Spring 2019 Tour dates:

Fri 17 – Sun 19 May, times vary
the egg theatre, Bath / 01225 823409

Sat 25 May, 10am & 12pm
Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Gwent / 01495 227206

Sun 26 May, 11am & 2pm
artsdepot, London / 020 8369 5454

Mon 27 & Tue 28 May, 11am & 1pm
Southbank Centre, London / 020 3879 9555

Wed 29 May, 2pm & 4pm
Ffwrnes, Llanelli / 0345 2263510

Fri 31 May, 1pm & 3pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre / 01970 62 32 32

Tue 18 June, 10.30am
Galeri Caernarfon / 01286 685 222

Wed 19 June, 11am & 2.30pm
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon / 01874 611622

Sun 23 June, 11am & 2.30pm
Z-arts, Manchester / 0161 226 1912

Previous dates

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

Imaginate Festival – North Edinburgh Arts
Mon 28- 31  May 10.30 & 13.30 | 0131 228 1404

Wheee Festival, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
Sat 2 Jun 11.30am & 2pm | 0115 846 7777

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


Photographs by Mihaela Bodlovic