Set at the beginning of time, along Africaâs Limpopo River, the Eldest Magician created a world full of beasts, birds and fish. Everything was just so, until Pau Amma the Crab began playing with the ocean, causing a flood that threatened the other animals. To stop the crab, the Elephantâs Child must embark on a quest down the Limpopo River. With the help of the Kolokolo Bird they discover a world of weird and wonderful creatures and learn how the leopard got his spots, how the rhinoceros got his skin, and how curiosity and a hungry crocodile can turn an elephantâs small nose into a very large trunk.Performers Ahmet Ahmet, Nicolas Colicos, Daniele Coombe, Richard Dempsey, Steve Elias, Helen Goldwyn, Simon Greiff, Akiya Henry, Alexis Owen-Hobbs, Andrew Spillett, Julie Atherton, Dean Hussain, Junix Inocian.
Music George Stiles. Book by Anthony Drewe. Lyrics Anthony Drewe. Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Corporate Sponsor Seaward. Director Anthony Drewe. Design Peter McKintosh. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Director David Shrubsole (music). Lighting Jeff Croiter. Sound Paul Arditti. Music Christopher Jahnke (orchestration).