Andy Manley and Red Bridge Arts, UK

Stick by Me

‘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.

Created by the duo behind critically acclaimed White – Andy Manley and Ian Cameron – Stick by Me builds on their vast experience of creating performances for very young children.

Ages 3–6

Winner of Best Production for Children and Young People 2019 CATS Awards.
Originally commissioned by Gulbenkian.

To avail of discounted tickets for schools bookings and early-bird school rates, please contact The Ark directly.

Co-created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron
Directed by
Ian Cameron
Performed by Andy Manley
Katherina Radeva
Music and Sound Design:
Will Calderbank
Christine Devaney
Lighting Design:
Craig Fleming


The Ark


Schools performances:
2 & 3 Oct, 10.15am & 12.15pm

Public performances:
1 & 2 Oct, 3pm

Relaxed Performance:

2 Oct, 12.15pm




50 mins. incl. 10 mins. play time. No Interval.