Chil­dren’s stage show Stick Man is show­ing at Mad­i­nat Theatre from Jan­uary 17-20. Based on Ju­lia Don­ald­son’s best­selling chil­dren’s book, the West End pro­duc­tion cen­tres around a stick man and the ad­ven­tures he has one morn­ing af­ter he sets off for a morn­ing jog. The award-win­ning stage adap­ta­tion fea­tures pup­petry and plenty of fun songs. Tick­ets from Dh145 at mad­i­natjumeirah.com.

While el­e­men­tary school­ers have the Stick Man show to keep them oc­cu­pied, adults can en­joy some el­e­men­tary sleuthing and mys­tery of their own at Sher­lock – a Play at The Junc­tion from Jan­uary 18-20. This lo­cal pro­duc­tion by The Hive and Tall Tales pro­duc­tion will see Arthur Co­nan Doyle’s leg­endary de­tec­tive Sher­lock Holmes and his trusted friend Dr Wat­son played by a mul­ti­cul­tural cast. The play reimag­ines Co­nan Doyle’s sto­ries and cen­tres around Holmes and Wat­son try­ing to crack a case that could de­stroy Lon­don and cost Sher­lock his life. 7.30pm daily, with a mati­nee show on Satur­day at 2.30pm. From Dh100 at plat­inum­list.net.

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