The Elephantom will become the latest National Theatre production to transfer to the West End when it plays a limited season at the New London Theatre this summer.
Playing at the venue alongside fellow NT family production War Horse, Elephantom will return to entertain children aged 3+ from 30 June to 6 September following its successful Christmas run at The Shed.
Described by The Guardian as “a joy, full of dancing elephants, a cardboard-box maze and plenty of mystery”, the imaginative show retells the story made famous in Ross Collins’ popular picture book about a little girl who is unexpectedly visited by a giant blue ghost-elephant.
Packed full of puppetry, dance and music, audiences can expect many a theatrical surprise as the little girl soon realises that Elephantoms are rather too big and rather too troublesome for houses.
Fittingly for its choice of venue, The Elephantom reunites many of the creative team who worked on War Horse, including co-directors Finn Caldwell, who was associate director of puppetry for War Horse, puppetry designer Toby Olié and War Horse director Marianne Elliott, who lent her expertise to the Elephantom team as consultant director.
The show will play daytime performances at the New London Theatre while War Horse continues its regular performance schedule.