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Making inspiring theatre for families, uniting creativity and imagination
"Enchants the child in every adult" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:11:41+00:00
"Enchants the child in every adult" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
"A must see for the whole family" - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:09:23+00:00
"A must see for the whole family" - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
"Outstanding children's theatre." - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Enormous Turnip
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:05:09+00:00
"Outstanding children's theatre." - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Enormous Turnip
"Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm are sprouting up left, right and centre" The Stage on The Enormous Turnip
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:11:09+00:00
"Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm are sprouting up left, right and centre" The Stage on The Enormous Turnip
"Stuff and Nonsense make the world a better place." - Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Doctor Who)
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:00:30+00:00
"Stuff and Nonsense make the world a better place." - Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Doctor Who)
"A fabulous production, so cleverly put together!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:09:48+00:00
"A fabulous production, so cleverly put together!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
"Wow wow wow! These productions are amazing! So funny, clever, totally entertaining" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:10:17+00:00
"Wow wow wow! These productions are amazing! So funny, clever, totally entertaining" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
"Huge smiles all round, we haven’t stopped talking about it since!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:10:03+00:00
"Huge smiles all round, we haven’t stopped talking about it since!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
"They've done it again - a simple tale, enchantingly told." - The Stage
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:09:02+00:00
"They've done it again - a simple tale, enchantingly told." - The Stage
"One of the most delightful ways to while away 50 minutes" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:11:30+00:00
"One of the most delightful ways to while away 50 minutes" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
"Can’t wait to see other performances. Sorry to say you're stuck with us now!!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:11:54+00:00
"Can’t wait to see other performances. Sorry to say you're stuck with us now!!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
"A perfect introduction to theatre… absorbing and accessible" Plymouth Herald
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
2018-02-26T10:10:40+00:00
"A perfect introduction to theatre… absorbing and accessible" Plymouth Herald
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Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

making inspiring theatre for families

a little bit about us…

Stuff and Nonsense make inspiring shows for families. We unite creativity and imagination, so that children and adults can learn together and inspire each other.

Led by Artistic Director Niki McCretton, we work with children, families, artists and theatres across the globe to make memorable and rewarding shows. Together we share the power of great imagination.

2 pig puppets sat looking straight at the camera. One has their arm around another.

Stuff touring now

The Three Little Pigs show artwork featuring the title of the show The Three Little Pigs on the left hand side and underneath that reads Directed by Niki McCretton. On the right hand side is the image of a brown arm chair with the three pig puppets sat on it. One of the pigs is laid out across the back of the chair. To the left of the chair there is a floor lamp which has a white lampshade and shows a silhouette of a wolf. The lamp and arm chair are set in a grass cover landscape with a rolling hill in the background.

The Three Little Pigs

Building your own home is not as easy as it looks, as the three little pigs will discover. What’s the best material to use? Will it keep out the rain? Will it be Wolf proof!!! There’s only one way to find out…

The Gingerbread Man show artwork featuring our Gingerbread Man puppet on the lefthand side running on cobbled street with 3 street lamps glowing. On the right hand side is the show title The Gingerbread Man and underneath the words Directed by Niki McCretton

The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! The adventures of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man – the bravest biscuit of all times!

The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin artwork featuring an image of the penguin puppet in the show standing on a snowy landscape with smaller penguins in the background.

The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin

This joyful show celebrates individuality through some cracking puppetry, beautifully crafted songs and even the chance to learn a new language!

Pinocchio show artwork featuring our Pinocchio puppet sitting on top of the word Pinocchio. Text underneath reads directed by Niki McCretton

Pinocchio

Three very funny men seek refuge in a grand but abandoned old house, where they gather around an extraordinary dining table that becomes their playground. Grandfather, Father and Son tell tales of growing up; one of them used to be Pinocchio and it turns out he’s had quite a life!

Little Red Hen show artwork featuring an image of the little red hen popping out of a circle with wheat sheaths on the left hand side and on the right hand side is the show titile which reads The Adventures of the Little Red Hen. Directed by Niki McCretton

The Adventures of The Little Red Hen

An energetic adaptation of this much-loved story, featuring a breath-taking combination of brilliant puppetry, live music and unforgettable comedy!

other great stuff

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Puppet Panto

When a bunch of puppets put on a show, how will they cope when everything starts to go wrong? What will they do to make sure the show can go on?!

Join our company of puppets on a bold and hilarious adventure full of mishaps, comedy and song. Can you help them solve their problems and put on a brilliant show?!

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