The Dancing Elephant adapted by A Wonderful Adventure

Event Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

When: 25 Sep -
Saturday 3:00 pm
Price: £10 Children inc all workshop materials (£7 Adults)

The Dancing Elephant is a play for the whole family.

Saturday 25 September

Two shows: 3pm and 6pm

Tickets: £10 Children (£7 Adults) includes all workshop materials

Mashudu is a young boy who lives with his grandparents. They are very poor and do not have money for much food. One day Mashudu’s grandmother becomes ill and he has no choice but to undertake a perilous journey through the jungle, meeting a whole host of predatory creatures to find the fruit to make her better. But the harsh terrain and predators are far from his only problems! A greedy elephant lives near the trees and wants all their fruit for himself.

Can Mashudu get the much-needed fruit to save his grandmother? Or will the elephant take it all for himself? And can he escape the dangers lurking in the jungle? Join us on this wonderful adventure through the jungle!

Fun for the whole family The Dancing Elephant is performed by theatre company, A Wonderful Adventure. They specialise in the fantastical, magical and historical.

The Cast

George C Francis trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2007 with a distinction in acting. He has performed in and directed a wide variety of productions. He recently played Jamie in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at the Other Palace, Toad in “The Wind in the Willows”, Father in “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Dickon in “The Secret Garden”. Other roles include the title character in “Macbeth”, Ganya in “The Idiot”, Leontes in “The Winter’s Tale”, Ivan in “Ward no. 6” Benedick in “Much Ado About Nothing”, Bob in Cutlery Wars”, Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”, Beast in “Beauty and The Beast”, and Scrooge in “Grumpy Old Scrooge”. He has led and facilitated several workshops for young people, and people with special needs.

Halie Darling graduated from LJMU with a first-class BA Hons in drama. She has performed and produced in the West End, One of the performances she worked on won a West End Talks Award. Halie has performed in many productions as an actor, as well as directing and producing. Recent credits include The Witch in “Room on the Broom”, Mel in Monsteers production of “The Feeling” at The Other Palace, Mrs Fletcher in “Cold Delivery”, Ratty in “The Wind in the Willows”, Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden”, Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” and Amelia in “Amelia Earhart at the Edge of the Stars”, Halie starred in “Alien: Escape” aside the legendary monster from the Alien franchise. She played Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd on Strictly Come Dancing, ITV. She has led and facilitated workshops for adults and children and people with special needs.