Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

The Gingerbread Man

Thursday 09 December - Thursday 30 December
Djanogly Theatre

Children & Families


1 hour (no interval)
Suitable for ages 3+
No performances on Mondays, 25 & 26 December 

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in their tea!  

Up and down and into town our Gingerbread Man must use his wits to escape anyone who finds him tasty. Is he faster than a Goose?  Can he cross a river using a Fox as a raft? Come and join the bravest biscuit of all on his quest for survival.

Stuff and Nonsense apply their usual brilliance with a mix of puppetry, live action, great music,  humour  and stunning staging in this exciting and pacey retelling of the much-loved classic tale.  Suitable for families of all ages! No scary bits – just don't turn up hungry! Now  run, run as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man! 

Huge smiles all round, we haven’t stopped talking about it since!"
Audience member

A fabulous production, so cleverly put together!"
Audience member

Public Performances Dates:

Saturday 11 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Sunday 12 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Saturday 18 December, 1pm & 3.30pm (BSL Interpreted Performances)
Sunday 19 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Tuesday 21 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Wednesday 22 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Thursday 23 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Friday 24 December, 11.30am & 2pm
Monday 27 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Tuesday 28 December, 1pm & 3.30pm
Wednesday 29 December, 1pm & 3.30pm (Relaxed Performances)
Thursday 30 December, 1pm & 3.30pm

Relaxed and BSL interpreted performances

Relaxed Performances are ideal for people who have learning disabilities or autism, sensory and communication requirements or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. The lights will be heightened and sound lowered to accommodate a more supportive experience. Our technical team and actors will have considered the changes needed to make the show accessible for the needs of our audience.

British Sign Language (BSL) performances have an interpreter who will be visible throughout to interpret the spoken elements of the performance.


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Created with public funding from Arts Council England, support from The Berry Theatre, Hedge End & The Point Eastleigh, with additional support from Salisbury Playhouse and The Lyric Theatre Bridport.