An Elephant in the Garden at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer

A new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘An Elephant in the Garden’ is being shown at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer.

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.

The new adaptation by Simon Reade will be performed by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July 2018, 12.00pm.

Suitable for ages 9+

For further information and tickets, visit the Shakespeare’s Globe website.

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