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Stig of the Dump comes to the Tabard Theatre for Christmas and New Year

Stig of the Dump

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

LITERARY classic Stig of the Dump is the Tabard Theatre’s Christmas and New Year show, running from December 6, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

When Barney, a day-dreaming, eight year old falls over the edge into a chalk pit, he discovers Stig, a modern day caveman living in a rubbish dump.

Thrills, excitement and fun abound as they embark on an original fantasy journey. Making use of everything to improve Stigs home, this intriguing and touching tale is a wonderful proclamation about friendship, imagination and possibly even recycling.

Written in 1963 by Clive King, Stig of the Dump has become a firm favourite amongst readers with several first reading the book in school. It was adapted for television, firstly for ITV in 1981 and later by the BBC in 2002. It continues to be read in schools as well as being enjoyed by adults approaching it for the first time.

This adaptation by Richard Williams was first performed at the West York Playhouse and also enjoyed a successful run at the Tabard Theatre ten years ago in 2008. Russell Labey (Whistle Down the Wind, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sunset Boulevard) returns to direct the show at the Tabard Theatre using the original designs by Jason Denvir with associate direction by Matthew Fraser Holland.

With a soaring musical score and packed full of action and adventure, Stig of the Dump is an enchanting production.

The cast includes Julian Bailey Jones (as Stig), Lewis Meagor (Barney), Alexandra Brailsford (Lou), Christopher Buckley (Gran/Snarget Three/Caveman), Lewis Chance (Snarget One/Pirate/Caveman) and Simi Egbejumi-David (Mr Fawkham-Green/Snarget 2/Caveman).

Tickets: From £12. To book, call the box office on 020 8995 6035 or visit tabardtheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm.