Children’s book ‘Elmer’ adapted for stage tour

Date Posted: 29/10/2018

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant has been adapted for stage and will be touring the UK from January next year.

The series of books, tailored more towards Primary pupils, is written by David McKee and will be celebrating its 30th birthday in 2019.

The show will be opening at The Churchill Theatre Bromley on 17th January before heading to other venues including Coventry, Manchester and Winchester.

It will tour the UK until June 2019, where it will conclude its run at Camberley Theatre.

About Elmer The Patchwork Elephant

The show will deliver the message of always being yourself to children across the UK, combined with vibrant colours and humour. The show will be a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.

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 realises that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.

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.

The book series, which was first published in 1989, and the show has been created by Jonathan Rockefeller and adapted for the stage by Suzanne Maynard Miller, with songs by Allison Leyton-Brown. 

Selected tour dates

Churchill Theatre Bromley: 17th - 19th January

Towngate Theatre Basildon: 31st January

Richmond Theatre: 5th-6th February

The Lowry, Manchester: 19th - 21sty February

Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke: 1st - 3rd march

Loughborough Town Hall: 29th - 30th March

Arts Depot, London:6th - 10th April

Winchester theatre Royal: 18th - 20th April

Civic Theatre Stourport: 5th May

Camberley Theatre: 28th May - 2nd June

More dates and venues can be found on the website.

Teachers looking to take their class should contact their chosen theatres for details on school rates.

For more information, visit www.elmertheshow.com

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