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Elmer visits Bloomsbury

Published 17 April 2008

The nation’s favourite patchwork elephant is getting his very own stage show. Elmer, the multicoloured mammal from David McKee’s children’s books, comes to UCL Bloomsbury from 16 to 19 April before making his way around the UK.

Birmingham Stage Company’s new show is adapted and directed by Phil Clark for an audience of 3-6 year olds. Packed with silly songs, magic and music, it follows Elmer as he plays with his friends in the jungle.

McKee first created Elmer the elephant in 1989. Since then, his many multicoloured picture books following the jungle adventures of Elmer have sold over two million copies worldwide. McKee’s other books include Not Now Bernard and Three Monsters.

Birmingham Stage Company is known for its stage adaptations of children’s classics, including The Jungle Book, Horrible Histories and Danny The Champion Of The World. Elmer is the company’s first show aimed at a pre-school audience.

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