PREVIEW: Stig of the dump, Lighthouse, Poole


Clive King’s Stig of the Dump, Tuesday 24 May at 7pm

Directed by Luke Sheppard, Produced by London Contemporary Theatre

The Theatre – Lighthouse, Poole – Includes FREE Post-Show Talk

Tickets £14, Family £42 | Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Schools, ATL

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Directed by four time Olivier award nominee Luke Sheppard, London Contemporary Theatre brings an exciting and innovative production of the classic children’s story Stig of the Dump to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 24 May.

Aimed at children over the age of four this is an interactive show with plenty of opportunity for the audience to get involved. The performance combines acting singing, dance and puppetry to tell the story of Stig and Barney’s adventures and as with all the best children’s shows, the audience will be able to interact with the performers during the show, joining in with the songs and dance routines.

 Barney is staying with his grandparents on the chalk Downs of southern England when he falls over the edge of an old chalk pit and tumbles through the roof of a hidden den. When he looks round he sees Stig, a caveman, with shaggy black hair and bright black eyes. The chalk pit is disused and full of people’s dumped rubbish, which Stig uses to make his home.

Barney and Stig get on rather well together. They have to manage without language, as Stig speaks no English, but that doesn’t seem to stop them. Stig becomes Barney’s secret friend, not because Barney doesn’t tell anyone, but because no one believes that Stig is real. They have a great time, improving Stig’s den, collecting firewood, going hunting, and even catching some burglars who break into Barney’s grandparents’ house.

 It is nearly 50 years since Stig and Barney’s adventures first saw the light of day but this timeless children’s classic remains as charming and entertaining as ever.


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