Vault Festival 2016: An Elephant In The Garden
Morpurgo's Dresden fire-bombing war story story performed by Alison Reid
London's biggest arts festival is returning: make your way underground for six weeks of creativity, innovation and chaos at Vault Festival. With more than 100 different shows spread across eight incredible venues, you're not going to find anything else like it above or below ground any time soon. 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 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 from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. An Elephant In The Garden is adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel by the creators of the five-star Morpurgo hit Private Peaceful. Event takes place in the Crescent space. Running time is approx. 60 minutes.
"This is masterful storytelling by all concerned and a gem of a standout performance."