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