JOIN ELMER THE PATCHWORK ELEPHANT LIVE ON STAGE
IN A BRAND NEW 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
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 opens in The Churchill Theatre Bromley on 17th January 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.
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 Youand 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.
David Hutchinson CEO of Selladoor Family says “we are committed to engaging young people in theatre and strongly believe these experiences help to develop a sense of imagination, playfulness and confidence. Elmer is a wonderful story with a powerful message which will delight children and families who love the hugely popular series of books”
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
Jan 17 – 19 Churchill Theatre Bromley
Jan 22 & 23 Billingham Forum
Jan 25 & 26 Radlett Arts Centre
Jan 29 & 30 Alban Arena
Jan 31 Towngate Theatre Basildon
Feb 02 Albany Theatre Coventry
Feb 03 Corner Stone Arts Centre Didcot
Feb 05 & 06 Richmond Theatre
Feb 12 & 13 Theatre Royal Brighton
Feb 16 & 17 Hertford Theatre
Feb 19 – 21 The Lowry Manchester
Feb 22 Royal Spa Centre, Warwick
Feb 23 & 24 Norwich Playhouse
Feb 26 Uppingham Theatre
Feb 27 & 28 New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Mar 01 – 03 Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke
Mar 11 & 12 Grand Opera House York
Mar 14 The Maltings – Berwick Upon Tweed
Mar 16 Live Borders Selkirk
Mar 17 & 18 Falkirk Town Hall
Mar 29 & 30 Loughborough Town Hall
Mar 31 Parr Hall, Warrington
Apr 03 Waterside Sale
Apr 06 – 10 Arts Depot , London
Apr 12 & 13 Connaught Theatre Worthing
Apr 14 – 16 Westcliff Palace Southend
Apr 18 – 20 Winchester Theatre Royal
Apr 27 The Met, Bury
Apr 28 Lowther Pavilion
Apr 30 Taliesin Arts Centre
May 05 Civic Theatre Stourport
28 May – Jun 02 Camberley theatre