"I love Chickenshed. They are, without doubt, one of the best theatre companies in the world. I am so proud to be associated with them and the inspirational work they do."  David Walliams

Mr Stink



This summer, Sam Bradshaw Productions has teamed up with Chickenshed to present this musical adaptation of David Walliam's acclaimed best-selling book, Mr Stink, at various theatres across the UK. The tour will kick off with some special pre-tour performances at Chickenshed's theatre in Southgate.

The very kind, but lonely, 12 year old Chloe invites the homeless ‘Mr Stink’ and his dog to leave behind the wooden bench where they have taken up residence and secretly move into her family’s shed. Matters become more complicated when Chloe’s mother – with unfulfilled political ambitions – tries to take credit for Chloe’s generosity. And precisely who is Mr Stink, anyway?

Chickenshed's brilliant staging of the story features an all singing and dancing cast, brought to you in the true spirit of Chickenshed's unique inclusive ethos, the heartwarming and uplifting message of acceptance shines through the whole show. 

Also featuring a special guest appearance from renowned British presenter, broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Vine(!), this wonderfully warm and funny production will live long in the memory.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You might want to hold your nose.

Mr Stink

Dates & Locations

Special Pre-Tour Performances at Chickenshed

Fri 19 Jul at 7pm | Sat 20 Jul at 3pm and 7pm

UK Tour Dates (click on a theatre to book)

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham | 22 - 27 Jul Nuffield Southampton Theatre | 12 - 14 Aug
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury | 29 - 31 Jul Barnstaple Queens Theatre | 16 - 18 Aug
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage | 1 - 3 Aug Albert Halls, Bolton | 20 - 23 Aug
Marine Theatre, Lowestoft | 5 - 7 Aug Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth | 25 - 27 Aug
Southport Floral Hall | 9 - 11 Aug The Ffwrnes Llaneli  | 28 - 30 Aug

Seen the show? Let us know what you thought!



“There’s no doubt that Chickenshed have triumphed with this show. An already heart-warming story is brought to life by a talented group of performers and creative team. It seems fitting that a theatre company that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness should create a stage adaptation of a story that does the same. Engaging, touching and fun, I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Stink – well done, Chickenshed!” 5***** The Spy in the Stalls

"A joyous and entertaining production." 5***** London Theatre 1

"Touching and joyous storytelling." 4**** Pocket Size Theatre

This show is the sort of cheery, uplifting stuff which sends you home with a spring in your step and a smile on your face. It’s inclusive. It’s diverse. And it’s fun.” 4**** Musical Theatre Review

"David Walliams' meaty and humorous story contains important, serious themes, and Chickenshed's splendid, well-honed inclusive production kept young audience members riveted throughout."  4**** Act Drop

“Enjoyable stage adaptation of David Walliams' bestselling kids' book." 3*** Time Out

"Chickenshed’s unique dedication to inclusion provides the production with a well-choreographed chorus." 3*** The Stage

"I would definitely see this again and recommend it to people who like a laugh. To enjoy it the most, I think you would have to be in an age group of 6-600." View From the Cheap Seats

"Fluent, lively production, spectacular set." British Theatre Guide

"In a wonderfully intimate atmosphere lucky theatregoers were made to feel as inclusive as the production itself by this wonderful and generous theatre company, and our very own, modern-day Roald.” Sardines Magazine

"Chickenshed did a wonderful job of making this work on stage." Curious Mum

“It’s a great show to kick off the summer holidays – light hearted but with an emotional punch and a strong moral that will stay with you, just like Mr Stink’s stench stayed lingered in the Crumb’s kitchen.” London With A Toddler

About David Walliams

David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and has become one of the most influential writers today. 2018 celebrates the tenth anniversary of his children’s fiction, which began with The Boy in the Dress (2008), illustrated by the iconic Sir Quentin Blake. Since then, his global book sales have exceeded twenty-three million copies in fifty-three languages.

In 2017, David became the first children’s writer to spend 100 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the children’s charts, he topped the Sunday Times bestseller charts four times, and secured the coveted Christmas number one - a spot David has secured for the last three years running!

With a canon of ten chart-busting novels, two short-story collections and five hilarious picture books, David Walliams has cemented his place as one of the most important children’s authors of our time. The Guardian recently hailed him “as important to the market as any Booker prize-winner and heir to the Rowling crown”.

Make sure to like us on Facebook #MrStinkTour and follow us on Twitter @Stinkytour to receive updates on this exciting tour.

Pre-Tour Performances at Chickenshed - Ticket Information

Stalls £15 (£10 concs) | Gallery £10

Ages 6+