National Production of The Elephantom Transfers to the West End's New London Theatre for Daytime Performances
By Mark Shenton
The National Theatre's production of The Elephantom, based on Ross Collins' children's book of the same name about a little girl who is unexpectedly visited by a giant blue ghost-elephant, will transfer to the West End's New London Theatre for daytime performances beginning June 30, prior to an official opening July 2, for a summer season through Sept. 6.
It will play alongside the National Theatre's production of War Horse, which will continue to perform to its regular schedule.
The production, which is adapted by Ben Power, and co-directed by Finn Caldwell (associate director of puppetry for War Horse in the West End and Australia) and Toby Olié (who has appeared in War Horse at the National an din the West End and was also an associate puppetry director), was originally seen at the National's The Shed.
Design is by Samuel Wyer, with lighting design by Matt Daw, music by Adam Pleeth, sound design by Alma Kelliher and puppetry design by Toby Olié. Marianne Elliott is consultant director.
Described as being appropriate for children of 3+ and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with puppetry, movement, dance, music and theatrical ingenuity. At first, the little girl is thrilled to have a ghost-elephant living in her house. He makes life so much more fun. But Elephantoms are a bit too big for houses and before long he's causing a lot of trouble.
Tickets, which are on sale to NT Priority members now and go on general public sale from Feb. 26, can be booked through the National Theatre box office with no booking fees on 020 7452 3000 or online via nationaltheatre.org.uk; or with booking fees through the New London Box Office on 0844 811 0052 or online via seetickets.com
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