Shakespeare's Globe

An Elephant in the Garden

Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s novel

  • 2018/Events/TellingTales_Elephant
  • 2018/Events/TellingTales_Elephant2
  • 2018/Events/TellingTales_Elephant1

Related events

Shakespeare's Telling Tales Shakespeare's Telling Tales

Bottom's Book Market Bottom's Book Market

Follow us

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 July 2018, 12.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets Running time
Tickets£20 Adults | £15 Child | £10 standing
(all those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
All adults and children must purchase a ticket to the event
Running time1 hour 15 minutes

Friday 27 July, 12.00pm
Book tickets

Saturday 28 July, 12.00pm
Book tickets



1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War.

Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also the advancing Russian armies from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet an RAF officer who has bailed out of his aeroplane and is cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon.

An Elephant in the Garden is the new adaptation by Simon Reade from Michael Morpurgo's best-selling children's novel.

For Shakespeare's Telling Tales, performer Alison Reid will also be joined by cellist Clare O'Connell and will perform by candle light in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Suitable for ages 9+

Please note: this event is not included in the multi-buy discount for Telling Tales

Why Stop There...

Why not make an afternoon of it? Join us for more music and storytelling with Nick Hennessey, in Moss and Stones, Skin and Bones.

Behind the Scenes