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The Tabard Theatre Announces STIG OF THE DUMP as Christmas and New Year Show


The Tabard Theatre Announces STIG OF THE DUMP as Christmas and New Year Show

The Tabard Theatre is proud to announce another literary classic, Stig of the Dump as its Christmas and New Year show.

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 and, of course, enjoyed by adults approaching it for the very 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 adventure making your Christmas theatre going experience truly a night to remember.

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