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An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden
  • Production: An Elephant in the Garden
  • Company: Poonamallee Productions
  • Venue: Exeter Northcott, Tobacco Factory Theatres
  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Michael Morpugo (adapted by Simon Reade)
  • Directed by: Simon Reade
  • Lighting Design by: Matt Graham
  • Sound Design by: Jason Barnes
  • Costume Design by: Beth De Tisi
  • Set designed by: Max Johns
  • Photography by: Farrows Creative
  • Design © Max Johns
  • Image © Farrows Creative
Dresden, 1945. Lizzie and her mother embark on an epic journey fleeing the allied bombing of Dresden, joined on the way by Marlene the elephant. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. “There is an apt simplicity to Max Johns’ circus ring set, which is only fully appreciated in the felicitous twist as the story comes, as it were, full circle. Masterful storytelling by all concerned and a gem of a standout performance of the Brewery’s year” (Stagetalk Magazine) "Conjures up worlds out of thin air" (Bristol 24/7)