On Tour: An Elephant in the Garden

We are delighted to announce the UK tour of Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant in the Garden, performed by Alison Reid.

Following their collaboration on the critically acclaimed adaptation of Private Peaceful, Simon Reade and Michael Morpurgo have brought to life an extraordinary story of survival.

“This is masterful storytelling by all concerned and a gem of a standout performance” – StageTalk Magazine

Based on the best-selling children’s novel, An Elephant in the Garden is the story of Lizzie, her mother and a young elephant named Marlene in wartime Dresden. When the zoo director tells Lizzie’s mother that the dangerous animals -€“ including the elephants -€“ must be shot before the town is bombed, Lizzie is unable to give Marlene up. Their mother moves her into the back garden to save her… and then the bombs start to fall. Their home destroyed, the whole family must flee the bombed-out city and through the perilous, snow-covered landscape, all the while avoiding the Russian troops who are drawing ever closer. It would be hard enough to do, without an elephant in tow…

Autumn 2016 Tour Dates

Winchester Theatre Royal
September 27th, 7 p.m.
September 28th, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Taunton Brewhouse Theatre
October 5th, 7:30 p.m.

Malvern Forum Theatre
October 6th, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Newbury Corn Exchange
October 20th, 7 p.m.
October 21st, 7 p.m.

Buxton Pavilion
October 24th, 4;30 p.m.
October 25th, 2:30 p.m.

Lancaster Dukes Theatre
October 26th, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Exeter Phoenix
October 31st, 8 p.m.

Lincoln PAC
November 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

Oxford Pegasus
November 4th, 7 p.m.
November 5th, 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Hemel Hempstead
November 9th, 7 p.m.

Egg Theatre, Bath
November 11th, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
November 12th, 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.
November 13th, 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Learn more about the An Elephant in the Garden tour here

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