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An Elephant in the Garden
By Michael Morpurgo 13 Apr 14 Apr

Venue: 1532 Performing Arts Centre
Performance Time: 19:00
Performance Duration: 1:00
Full Price: £12.00
Concession Price: £8.00
Box Office Phone Number: 0117 259 1532

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother - and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War.

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Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West - and also the advancing Russian armies from the East - this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon.

It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load bearing, indestructible, cheering - Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

Recommended for age 9+

 

Venue:
1532 Performing Arts Centre
Elton Road
Bristol
BS8 1SR
South West

Box Office Phone Number: 0117 259 1532
www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk/Events.aspx
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