The Elephantom at the National

by Ross Collins


Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Guardian, Telegraph, The Times, Time Out, Financial Times, Sunday Times

'Silly. Wonderfully anarchic.' Time Out

Suitable for everyone 4 years and over.

The Elephantom at the National

We have an Elephantom.
He turned up on a Tuesday,
just after tea-time.

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.

For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with extraordinary puppetry and theatrical ingenuity.

Christmas is about to get very messy indeed...

Suitable for everyone 4 years and over.

Captioned performance at 11.30am on Saturday 4 January
Audio-described performance at 4.30pm on Saturday 11 January, preceded by a Touch Tour at 3.15pm
Relaxed Performance at 11.30am on Saturday 11 January

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