In 2019 Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates his 30th Birthday and will be heading out on an extensive tour across the UK. The brand-new Live stage adaptation is based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee.
Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.
Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.
A favourite of young people since the book was first published in 1989, this classic tale has been created by Jonathan Rockefeller and adapted for the stage by Suzanne Maynard Miller, with songs by Allison Leyton-Brown Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show will be directed by Scott le Crass with Puppet Direction from Yvonne Stone and Design by Richard Evans.
The show’s subtle message that it is always best to be yourself, combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, makes Elmer a great show for children of all ages. A celebration of individuality and the power of laughter!
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show will be on at Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA from 17th – 19th January. Times: 17th 4.30pm; 18th & 19th 10.30am & 12.30pm. Admission: £12 – £13.50. Phone: 0203 285 6000
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