An Elephant In
The Garden

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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.

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

Alison Reid will also be joined by cellist Clare O’Connell and perform by candle light in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Recommended for: 9+

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(all those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
All adults and children must purchase a ticket to the event

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Part of the Shakespeare’s Telling Tales Festival

Running time: 11am – 12:15pm


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‘Thought-provoking storytelling at its best.’

the wee review


‘Thought-provoking, engaging and utterly plausible … combines simplicity with beautiful storytelling, which will have you captivated – its final scene moved me to goosebumps with its conclusion that our protagonists will live happily ever after.’

The List

‘Commanding a stage all by yourself, and never letting go of the hold you have over your audience is no mean feat. But Reid takes us by the hand to war-torn Germany and back with such assurance, there’s never any question of her losing us.’

Edinburgh Fringe 2018


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