The Gingerbread Man

Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company presents

The Gingerbread Man FRI 16- SUN 18 APR

£9.50 FULL / £7.50 CONC

Image: Rebecca Pitt Creative


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

Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime! 

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? Are Gingerbread Men allowed on trains? 

Come and join in his epic quest and meet the bravest biscuit of all times!

Stuff and Nonsense apply their usual brilliance with a mix of puppetry, live action, great music, humour and a stunning staging in this exciting and pacey retelling of this well-loved classic tale. Suitable for families of all ages, even if you are three or eighty-three! 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!

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.


“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 of Gecko (on The Emperor’s New Clothes)

***** “The Gingerbread Man was fantastic, so well produced and acted. The set kept giving more and more. My children and I can’t wait for Stuff and Nonsense to return with another show.” Audience member

***** “Absolutely loved it, I haven’t heard my kids belly laugh like that in ages. A wonderful sight, thank you!” Audience member

***** “Quite frankly the best thing I’ve seen in the Brighton Fringe this year… an innovative, musically and theatrically skilled show.” Brighton and Hove News on The Gingerbread Man

**** “Full of surprises…cleverly executed…imaginative and ambitious production.” The Argus (Brighton) on The Gingerbread Man


Our venue capacities have been reduced to allow for social distancing and to ensure your visit is safe.

Please refer to your ticket for staggered audience arrival times.

Tickets are available in fixed groups of 2-4 maintaining 1m+ from other audience members in the performance space. Each group must only consist of one household or support bubble. Please try to book the relevant seating for your household. If your desired seating group is not available or for single tickets, please contact the box office directly.

Please note that all staff and visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering at all times whilst in our venue, including for the duration of the performance, except when consuming food or drink. If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering, please let one of our team know when you arrive so they can make sure not to disturb you during the show.

Additional Covid-19 safety measures may be put in place, such as temperature checks and changes to arrival times and are subject to change at short notice. Please look out for your pre-show email which you will receive with the latest information about the event.

If Government guidance changes and we are unable to proceed with the performance you have booked for, please be assured that you will be offered an exchange or refund on your tickets.

Level access seating, wheelchair spaces + essential companion tickets are available from the box office directly on 0161 912 5616 or


60 mins, no interval.


3+ years


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