Stig of the Dump

6 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

by Clive King
Adapted for the stage by Richard Williams

FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY 6 JANUARY @ 3pm (not 7pm as previously advertised)

This production is superb and I can see it transferring to the West End.

With its mixture of fun, adventure, history, slapstick comedy and wordplay Stig of The Dump convinces and delights on so many levels.

I Dig Stig.

‘The production has the right balance of everyday humour, magic and mystery. A lovely version of a children’s classic, highly recommended to see.’

Children’s theatre can be notoriously hard to do well, yet this revival makes it seem effortless.

Lewis Meagor is brilliant as the inquisitive Barney, whose journey and friendship with Stig drives the piece.

With dialogue largely limited to grunts, Julian Bailey-Jones is superb at capturing Stig’s simultaneous oafishness and wide-eyed wonder.

If you’re looking for a bit of theatrical entertainment this Christmas look no further than Stig of the Dump at the Tabard. It’s brilliant.

Chiswick Calendar

This Christmas, the Tabard Theatre brings another literary classic and family favourite to the stage in Clive King’s Stig of the Dump.

When Barney, a day-dreaming, eight year old falls over the edge into a chalk pit he discovers Stig, a modern day caveman and together they embark on an original fantasy adventure. Thrills, excitement, danger and fun abound as their worlds collide. Barney saves Stig from poisoning by building a chimney (from tin cans) and windows (from jamjars, of course) for his home in the dump where they must fight off burglars who break into Barney’s grandmother’s house, go hunting, introduce Stig to the outside world and face the prospect of saying goodbye.

This adaptation by Richard Williams was first performed at the West York Playhouse and also enjoyed a successful run at the Tabard Theatre in 2008.

With a soaring musical score and packed full of action and adventure, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump will enchant and delight the whole family.

‘will appeal to anybody who was captivated by Clive King’s classic novel, or anyone who is still a child at heart’The Guardian

‘Clive King’s engaging tale is brought vividly to life in the Tabard’s imaginative production’The Stage

1 hour and 30 minutes including a 15 minute interval

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