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Preview: Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show at Newcastle Tyne Theatre
Theatre & Opera House are thrilled to announce another addition to their
wonderful programme of children’s shows for 2019.
Based on the classic
children’s book series by David McKee, Elmer
the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the
power of laughter!
Elephants, as everyone knows,
are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant
colours! 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
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
Show, features a menagerie of 12 loveable puppets, tells the tale of an
elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense
of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his
The show’s subtle message that
it is always best to be yourself, combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky
humour of the main character, makes Elmer a great show for children of all
Director Joanne Johnson said: “Elmer has
such a wonderful, positive message. It’s been a nursery favourite since its
release in 1989 and is still read by so many families so I can’t wait to see
Elmer brought to life on our stage, and I think a lot of other mums will feel