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: a downed RAF officer, 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. It is Lizzie's story - but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load bearing, indestructible, cheering - Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

Author Michael Morpurgo.

Archive listings for An Elephant in the Garden

Work type: Kids show.

T1537051774 (SHGLOBE19)

Performer Alison Reid. Performer Clare O'Connell (cello).
26 Jul 19Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End :: V165
listing details L1021903249

T12310141 (BOV16)

Producer Poonamallee Productions. Producer Exeter Northcott Theatre. Director Simon Reade. Adapted by Simon Reade. Design Max Johns. Costume Elizabeth De-Tisi. Lighting Matthew Graham. Sound Jason Barnes.
6 Jul 18 to 7 Jul 18The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L0952743223
12 Apr 17Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
listing details L01521608735
11 Nov 16 to 13 Nov 16Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L208586330
4 Nov 16 to 5 Nov 16Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
listing details L567422675
26 Oct 16The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
listing details L0640100392
20 Oct 16Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
listing details L1167792685
5 Oct 16Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton :: V918
listing details L0710702212
27 Sep 16 to 28 Sep 16Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L0261731797
16 Feb 16Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
listing details L01686225215
9 Feb 16 to 13 Feb 16Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
listing details L866802156
1 Feb 16 to 2 Feb 16Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L01124125315

T099317008 (TOBACCO14)

Running time: 1hr 15mins. Age recommendation 8+Producer Poonamallee Productions. Producer Exeter Northcott Theatre. Adapted by Simon Reade.
4 Nov 14 to 15 Nov 14The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L643796850

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