Photographer: Mihaela Bodlovic

Andy Manley and Red Bridge Arts | Scotland | Theatre

Stick By Me

When I wake up you are there.
Ready? Let’s run, play, hide.
Follow me. Don’t get lost.
I will stick by you. If you will stick by me.

Beautifully crafted, ‘Stick by Me’ is a joyful, quirky show about friendship, invention, play and the importance of treasuring the little things. A non-verbal, physical performance that delights young and old alike. Together, these sticky pals explore the limits of friendship and boundaries with hilarious and moving consequences.

This wordless one-man show is a masterclass in comic choreography as Andy plays a theatrical game - a metaphor for the rules young children have to navigate in life. His playful and warm performance connects immediately with his young audiences, creating a very special experience.

Created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, co-creators of the international hit show ‘White’. Andy Manley makes a welcome return to Baboró following his 2018 visit with ‘Night Light’, which charmed Galway audiences.

'Stick by Me' Activities
Red Bridge Arts have created a wonderful pack to help teachers and parents to lead discussions and design activities around the themes of 'Stick by Me'. You can find a visual story (with spoilers!) and an activity pack here.

Recommended Performance
This is a 'Recommended Performance' which means that it has been identified as a suitable for groups with additional needs.

You can download an information pack on this performance here.

‘What a wonderfully wise and big-hearted show this is – one that will stick in the memory, whatever age you are.’ – The Herald ★★★★
‘...exquisitely timed to the music... This is a joyful and funny show that is also about injury, disability, loss, death, love and friendship.’ – The Guardian ★★★★
‘ big a delight as a small show for children can be.’ - The Times ★★★★


Andy Manley & Red Bridge Arts

Red Bridge Arts is an award-winning, ideas-led organisation that produces high quality arts projects and events for communities with a particular focus on performance projects for young and intergenerational audiences. Since its establishment, Red Bridge Arts has worked with some of Scotland’s most exciting and experienced artists to develop, create and present performances for audiences of all ages. Created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, the duo behind the critically acclaimed ‘White’, ‘Stick by Me’ builds on their vast experience of creating performances for very young children.


Black Box Theatre

Accessibility: This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Parking: There is Pay and Display (street parking) at this venue. Chargeable hours are 08.30-18.30 Monday to Saturday and 13.00-18.30 Sunday, at €2 per hour.

Public Bus: Galway city bus route 407 stops at Woodquay, which is a 7 minute walk to the Black Box Theatre.

Walking: The Black Box Theatre is an 8 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 19 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.