Join Elmer the Patchwork Elephant live on stage
NE1 is ready to welcome Elmer the Patchwork Elephant this summer!
In 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates his 30th Birthday and will be heading out on an extensive tour across the UK. The brand-new Live stage adaptation is based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee and is coming to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House over Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 2019
Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd. This is a fantastic children’s show which fits in perfectly in the same week as the St Oswalds Elmer Parade which will be parading through our city streets, parks and coast lines of the North East. The Tyne Theatre & Opera House will be holding bucket collections at the end of each performance of Elmer, to raise money for St Oswalds Hospice.
Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show will be brought to life on stage by Selladoor Family, the producers behind James And The Giant Peach, Seussical , The Owl And The Pussycat, Guess How Much I Love You and Madagascar the Musical; and MEI Theatrical, producers of family entertainment across Asia and the Middle East and The Very Hungry Caterpillar show and Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday in the UK.
A favourite of young people since the book was first published in 1989, this classic tale has been created by Jonathan Rockefeller and adapted for the stage by Suzanne Maynard Miller, with songs by Allison Leyton-Brown Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show will be directed by Scott le Crass with Puppet Direction from Yvonne Stone and Design by Richard Evans.
Alex Parker, Lead Producer for Selladoor adds “We are thrilled to be bringing this much-loved character to life alongside the important stories that Elmer represents. Expect puppetry, colour and a trunk-load of fun!”
The show’s subtle message that it is always best to be yourself, combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, makes Elmer a great show for children of all ages. A celebration of individuality and the power of laughter!
Book your tickets at www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk