Sticky Ends The Spooky Edition

‘Sticky Ends: The Spooky Edition’ was devised between September - October 2018 and toured venues throughout the South West during October/November 2018/2019.

Don't do this! Don't to that!

Don't drop lego on the mat,

If you do my little friend,

You'll come to a STICKY END!

Sticky Ends: The Spooky Edition is a collection of brand new

Halloween-themed comic cautionary stories and songs for modern children. Full of original song, lots of joining in and a brand new story improvised every show, never again will your child throw away the contents of their carved pumpkin, resist having a shower or pick their nose excessively after watching Sticky Ends: The Spooky Edition (or will they . . .) ​


Each batch of tales lasts 40 minutes followed by a brand new bonus story, improvised on the spot, inspired by audience suggestions!


​​Sticky Ends is A two-hander adaptable to any space, making it a perfect for community events, festivals and conventional touring venues as well as libraries and schools where it can be combined with an engaging story-writing workshop suitable for KS1 or KS2 students.

Photo by Matt Austin:

'Brilliantly hilarious and wacky!'

Helen Bovey, Programmer of ‘Above & Beyond’ Children’s Theatre Festival

'Intelligent comedy and deliciously humorous verse kept the young audience enthralled (but not scared!). Witty & dark-humoured, a highly original show.'

Edinburgh Fringe Review

'All four of us loved it! Engaging, imaginative and hilariously funny!'

Audience Member, Fringe TheatreFest


'Sticky Ends was absolutely fantastic!

Great audience participation and hilarious.

Very well done!  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'

Audience Member, Fringe TheatreFest


'Excellent performance . . .'

Buxton Fringe Review

Devised by Paul Lawless and Gill Simmons

Lyrics by Paul Lawless and Gill Simmons, Music by Gill Simmons
Dramaturgy by Imogen Palmer