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30 Jun – 06 Sep 2014
New London Theatre

10 Dec 2013 – 11 Jan 2014
National Theatre

4 star
Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Time Out, The Times, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard

“Soaring inventiveness.”
Sunday Times

“A big heart and an even bigger imagination. Full of wit, cheek and farts.”
The Guardian

“It mixes the everyday with the cheerfully macabre with unforgettable skill.”
The Times

“An hour of near-wordless, puppet-permeated enchantment.
Crafted to delight all ages.”
The Telegraph

“Wordless, silly, and somewhat knowing. A wonderfully anarchic hour that should appeal to anybody, of any
age, with any sense of fun, or a pulse.”
Time Out

A National Theatre production

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Based on the book by Ross Collins

“We have an Elephantom. He turned up on a Tuesday, just
after tea-time. To be honest, he’s starting to bug me.”

A first the little girl is thrilled to have a ghost elephant living in her house, but his appetite for anarchy and retro hip-hop soon get her into trouble. Misunderstood by her parents, the girl teams up with her grandma to visit a mysterious shop and embark on a extraordinary adventure to get rid of the troublesome pachyderm once and for all.

Gyre & Gimble’s first production is a fusion of music and movement, using innovative inflatable technology to bring the Elephantom and his mischievous friends to life. A cast of multi-talented performers populate and animate a world where fantasy collides with reality and imagination is irrepressible.

Creative Team

Directors Finn Caldwell & Toby Olié
Set & Costume Designer Sam Wyer
Puppet Designer Toby Olié
Lighting Designer Matt Daw
Composer Adam Pleeth
Sound Designer Alma Kelliher
Adapted by Ben Power
Consultant Director Marianne Elliott
Puppet Fabricators Dulcie Best & Stitches and Glue Ltd

Original Cast

Girl Audrey Brisson
Susan Harrison (West End transfer)
The Elephantom Avye Leventis, David Emmings & Julia Innocenti
Mum Laura Cubitt
Dad Tim Lewis
Grandma Julia Innocenti
School Teacher Avye Leventis
Mr Spectral David Emmings
Musician Adam Pleeth

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