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Child-favourite Elmer takes to the stage

Elmer the Patchwork elephant - onstage
Elmer the Patchwork elephant - onstage

Elmer the patchwork elephant will celebrate his 35th anniversary at The Lowry in Salford this autumn with the world premiere of The Elmer Adventure (October 22-26).

Elmer was created by author David McKee and first published in 1989, and the 30 picture books in the series have gone on to sell over 10 million copies in over 60 languages.

The Elmer Adventure follows three adventurers who have loved the story of Elmer since they were childhood friends – and who still celebrate Elmer Day annually. Having heard reports of a real-life patchwork elephant in the jungle, they set off on a quest to find him…

Producers Tall Stories (The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom) are bringing him to the stage. Director Toby Mitchell said: "David McKee’s brilliant books tell timeless tales of friendship, acceptance and fun – with exciting and colourful imagery. It is a treat to be able to bring Elmer to the stage for families to enjoy."

Steve Cowton, head of theatre operations at The Lowry, said: "Tall Stories have been bringing shows to The Lowry for the past 20 years and we always look forward to their visits. They are brilliant at making stories come alive on the stage - and we're incredibly proud to be presenting the world premiere of their brand-new production!

More info and tickets here






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