Elmer the Patchwork Elephant UK Tour Announcement



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 www.elmertheshow.com


Jan 17 – 19              Churchill Theatre Bromley www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Jan 22 & 23             Billingham Forum www.teesactive.co.uk/billingham-forum

Jan 25 & 26             Radlett Arts Centre www.radlettcentre.co.uk

Jan 29 & 30             Alban Arena www.alban-arena.co.uk

Jan 31                    Towngate Theatre Basildon www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Feb 02                    Albany Theatre Coventry www.albanytheatre.co.uk

Feb 03                    Corner Stone Arts Centre Didcot  www.cornerstone-arts.org

Feb 05 & 06             Richmond Theatre www.atgtickets.com/richmond

Feb 12 & 13             Theatre Royal Brighton www.atgtickets.com/brighton

Feb 16 & 17             Hertford Theatre www.hertfordtheatre.com

Feb 19 – 21             The Lowry Manchester www.thelowry.com

Feb 22                    Royal Spa Centre, Warwick  www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/site/index.php

Feb 23 & 24             Norwich Playhouse www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

Feb 26                    Uppingham Theatre www.uppinghamtheatre.co.uk

Feb 27 & 28             New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham www.atgtickets.com/birmingham

Mar 01 – 03             Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke www.anvilarts.org.uk

Mar 11 & 12             Grand Opera House York www.atgtickets.com

Mar 14                    The Maltings –  Berwick Upon Tweed www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Mar 16                    Live Borders Selkirk www.liveborders.org.uk

Mar 17 & 18             Falkirk Town Hall www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Mar 29 & 30             Loughborough Town Hall www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk

Mar 31                     Parr Hall, Warrington www.parrhall.culturewarrington.org

Apr 03                      Waterside Sale www.watersidearts.org

Apr 06 – 10              Arts Depot , London www.artsdepot.co.uk

Apr 12 & 13              Connaught Theatre Worthing www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Apr 14 – 16              Westcliff Palace Southend www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Apr 18  – 20              Winchester Theatre Royal www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

Apr 27                      The Met, Bury www.themet.org.uk

Apr 28                       Lowther Pavilion www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk

Apr 30                      Taliesin Arts Centre www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

May 05                   Civic Theatre Stourport  www.thecivicstourport.co.uk

28 May – Jun 02        Camberley theatre www.camberleytheatre.biz