Elmer the Elephant

Elmer the Elephant

Elmer the patchwork elephant loves to make his friends laugh but he’s tired of being different. When he hides his “true colours” and tries to blend in, he discovers, with help from his friends, that he’s happiest just being himself.
Join Elmer on a vibrant, musical safari through the jungle to celebrate everything that makes us unique. Adapted from the well-loved children’s book, ‘Elmer’ by David McKee published by Andersen Press this will delight younger audiences, foundation and KS1.
Performance running time: 40 minutes.

“This is the most age appropriate production I’ve ever seen! The performance was perfect for the foundation stage. The actors were animated and encouraged the children’s participation.” Feedback from Holy Family Primary School.

“From the moment it started the children were captivated and the performers seemed to innately understand just how to communicate with young children, knowing when to involve them and when to just let them watch. Thank you very much.” Kingham Primary School

“I want to be patchwork colour. I never want to be grey. I want to let my true colours shine out!” 3 year old child after watching an Elmer performance.

Elmer in RPA performance

Elmer in performance






Details and links to ELMER shows are below:

Performances at Festivals:
Stratford upon Avon Sunday 30th April: SOLD OUT

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival on Saturday 13th May.: SOLD OUT

Oxford Story Museum on Tuesday 30th May

Hay Literature Festival on Saturday 3rd June.

Camp Bestival on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July

Storystock @ Wilderness Festival on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 


For more information, please contact Riverside Performing Arts.


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