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"They’ve done it again - delivering a simple tale, enchantingly told."
The Stage on The Elves and the Shoemaker

Founded in 2000, Stuff and Nonsense has since been at the forefront of family theatre, leading the way in energetic, thought-provoking and playfully mischievous productions, full of fantastic puppetry and physical action.

With several original productions in our repertoire, our contemporary take on well-known tales including The Enormous Turnip, The Elves and The Shoemaker, 3 Little Pigs and The Emperor's New Clothes have become a hit on the touring circuit. We have performed to over 228,000 people nationwide since 2010 with return visits to many venues including Theatre Royal Plymouth, New Wolsey, Yeovil Octagon and many others. We are very popular at Christmas and often present several productions across the UK at once!

"The qualities of play, production and storytelling coalesce into something very exciting. A packed house of young people were treated to a skilful, generous and imaginative journey."
Amit Lahev, Artistic Director Gecko Theatre on The Emperor's New Clothes

We put our audiences at the heart of what we do. Artistic Director Niki McCretton is an expert in working in early years settings and inspiring the creative energy of all ages. She brings an array of theatre making experience over 25 years (including award-winning National and International tours with Wormhole, Relative, Space 50, Muttnik, Hoof! and Horseplay) and experience of working with nursery aged children and staff with action-learning organisation 5x5x5 = creativity.

Based at The Lyric Theatre in Bridport, Stuff and Nonsense is an associate company at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End as part of the wider portfolio of The Point, Eastleigh.

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company Limited, 8718748.

Trading address: The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LX

Registered Address: Rowlands Webster, 43 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9DN

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