About This Show

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. 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.

Part of the Shakespeare’s Telling Tales Festival. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Show Details

Dates: One Night Only: 26 July 2019
Location: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End

New Globe WalkBankside,

West End,

SE1 9DT

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