Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Stuff and Nonsense makes energetic, mischievous and inspiring theatre for bold adventurers and their families. Led by Artistic Director Niki McCretton, we work with children, families and artists to make memorable and rewarding shows. Together we share the power of great imagination.

We are passionate about children’s creativity and place it at the heart of what we do. We work with incredible artists to make outstanding theatre that excites children and enables adults to become seriously playful.


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Upcoming Events

Make a Penguin puppet
Make a Penguin puppet
With Stuff and Nonsense puppet-maker Holly Miller, for ages 6+

Holly describes and demonstrates the process in manageable chunks, with opportunities to pause and freedom to experiment. Using easy to source materials, many recycled.

Suitable for both families and schools. Encourages creativity and communication skills. Age: 6+ with some help (scissors are used).

Inspired by the live show: The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin, but just as effective as a standalone activity.

Make a catchy song
Make a catchy song
With Niki and Dom, for ages 6+

No musical experience or instruments required! Niki & Dom will help you understand Beat, Baseline, Mood & Subject, before making your own catchy song. Split into manageable chunks, there are opportunities to both join in or experiment by yourself. Suitable for both families & schools; working solo, in pairs or small groups. Encourages improvisation, risk-taking, expression, teamwork and listening skills. Inspired by the live show Pinocchio, but just as effective as a standalone activity.

Make a Pinocchio puppet
Make a Pinocchio puppet
With Stuff and Nonsense puppet-maker Holly Miller, for ages 6+

Holly describes and demonstrates the process in manageable chunks, with opportunities to pause and freedom to experiment. Using easy to source materials, many recycled. Suitable for both families and schools. Encourages creativity and communication skills. Age 6+ with some help (scissors are used). The puppet will ideally dry overnight before being painted (if not possible there is an alternative option). Inspired by the live show Pinocchio, but just as effective as a standalone activity.

Past Events

The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man
FOR SCHOOLS ONLY

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company presents 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! A brilliant mix of puppetry, music and humour. Suitability 3+ No scary bits 

The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company presents 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! A brilliant mix of puppetry, music and humour. Suitability 3+ No scary bits 

Each ticket grants one household viewing of the stream.