Our family-friendly Christmas 2019 show based on the book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross.

What’s big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited?

A slightly annoying elephant, of course! One day Sam gets a very big surprise as a tired, hungry, antique-loving, cycling enthusiast elephant turns up on his doorstep. Adopting an elephant at the zoo turned out to be a lot more than he bargained for as he didn’t realise the elephant would actually come to live with him – silly boy!

Returning to HOME following Wow! Said the Owl and Red Riding Hood & the Wolf, Little Angel Theatre are back with this hilarious story by comedian and author David Walliams, brought to life through puppetry.

This play is based on the original book The Slightly Annoying Elephant written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross. Illustrations © Tony Ross 2013. Licensed by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

★★★★ “It’s rare that an illustrated book is brought so vividly to the stage… For little ones who may be overwhelmed by the noise and villains of a pantomime, this is a fantastical introduction to theatre.” – Quays Life

“This is an enjoyably silly story with a very large blue elephant… There are some bright, cheery performances to fit the bright, cheery visual appearance of the production.” – British Theatre Guide

“There is no denying how skilled this theatre company are at puppetry… When the enormous blue elephant first appears on stage, the collective gasp of the audience’s children proves that it works a treat… They are transfixed every minute that the elephant is on stage… An entertaining treat for a young audience.” – The Play’s The Thing

“A wholesome musical performance… The beautifully constructed elephant puppet [was] both spectacular and practical.” – Mancunion

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  • Running time 50 mins (no interval)
  • Recommended age 3-8
  • Adult tickets £11.00
  • Child tickets £7.50