Stig of the Dump Poster

Stig of the Dump

6 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

by Clive King
Adapted for the stage by Richard Williams


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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