The stunning Elephant comes to The Haymarket from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 April – it is a magical mixture of high energy dance and song blending African and classical styles, knockabout comedy and sudden sadness, vibrant costume and brilliant puppetry, spellbinding storytelling and songs to make you smile.

This colourful and vibrant show, from Dodgy Clutch in association with The Market Theatre of Johannesburg and Newcastle Theatre Royal, follows the story of Chief Zanenvula, a good man and respected by his tribe, who has just died and has been forbidden entry to heaven. He calls on his ancestors to find the answer and they tell him “Go back and look at your past”. And so we join the Chief as he looks back over his life, meet the people he knew and see the choices he made. Eventually he realises how he has offended the spirit of Africa and how he may be able to redeem himself.

Elephant is a visual feast for all the family celebrating universal themes of forgiveness and humanity or ‘Ubuntu’. Performers from the U.K. and South Africa come together in a multi-talented company of actors, dancers, puppeteers, storytellers and musicians including incredible life-size elephants operated by three performers.

The show is 1 hour and 20 minutes long, plus a 20 minute interval and is suitable for children aged 7 and up. Tickets cost £15. Under 16s and students pay £8. Over 60s pay £13. A family ticket costs £38. Call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244. Or use the Anvil Arts website www.anvilarts.org.uk or the ticket fax 01256 366900.

Region: All
Venue: The Haymarket
Venue Address: Wote Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Andrea Bath
Phone: 01256 819797