The National Theatre’s production of The Elephantom, based on Ross Collins’ children’s book of the same name, will transfer to the West End’s New London Theatre for daytime performances commencing 30th June, ahead of an official opening on 2nd July, for a summer season running throigh to 6th September 2014.
The Elephantom will play alongside the National Theatre’s production of War Horse, which will continue to perform its regular schedule.
The Elephantom, which is adapted by Ben Power, and co-directed by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, was originally seen at the National’s The Shed.
Design is by Samuel Wyer, with lighting design by Matt Daw, music by Adam Pleeth, sound design by Alma Kelliher and puppetry design by Toby Olié. Marianne Elliott is consultant director.
Described as being appropriate for children of 3+ and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with puppetry, movement, dance, music and theatrical ingenuity. At first, the little girl is thrilled to have a ghost-elephant living in her house. He makes life so much more fun. But Elephantoms are a bit too big for houses and before long he’s causing a lot of trouble.
Monday 24th February 2014