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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‘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.’
‘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