by Ross Collins

Playing until 11 January 2014

★★★★★
'If you're looking for something to entertain the kids over the festive period, I would definitely give this go, it's Elephantastic.’ mumsnet

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'A big heart and an even bigger imagination. Full of wit, cheek and farts.’ Guardian

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'Wonderful. Anarchic.' Sunday Times

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'The National Theatre has another hit on its hands.' Telegraph

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'A delight for kids and adults alike.’ Evening Standard

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'Full of fun. Magical. The Elephantom, giant, jaunty, floating, pale-blue ghost elephant puppet.’ The Times

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'The National Theatre’s gloriously unsentimental new kids’ show works its puppet charms.' Time Out

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'Mischievous. Mixing a delicate, ethereal magic with earthy gags about farting, mess and smells.' Financial Times

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'A sweet story with a big, elephant-sized heart.' Daily Mail


At first, the little girl is thrilled to have a ghost-elephant living in her house. He makes life so much more fun! But Elephantoms are a bit too big for houses and before long, he’s causing a lot of trouble.

For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with extraordinary puppetry and theatrical ingenuity.

Christmas in The Shed is about to get very messy indeed...

Suitable for everyone 4 years and over.

All tickets £12.

Watch kids react to the show and try to explain just what exactly The Elephantom is...


Relaxed Performance

Sat 11 Jan, 11.30am
For anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an autistic spectrum condition, sensory or communication disorders, learning disabilities or families with young children. Click here for more information.

Captioned performance at 11.30am on Saturday 4 January

Audio Described performance at 4.30pm on Saturday 11 January, preceded by a Touch Tour at 3.15pm


All dates & times

11:30am - 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30 Dec | 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 Jan
3:30pm - 23, 27, 28, 30, 31 Dec
4:30pm - 20, 26 Dec | 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Jan

Check availability and book tickets here.