Part gig, part musical love story, part journey through Empire – Elephant is a bold and magnetic exploration of mixed-race identity.
At school, Lylah couldn’t ask questions – she had to be good, good, good or else she’d lose her scholarship. At home she couldn’t ask questions; her cousins said she talked weird, and her parents were distracted.
Then, a piano came through the sky and landed in Lylah’s council flat, just for her. As she poured over the keys and sound flooded into all the rooms, Lylah fell in love.
Now an adult, Lylah is swept up in the excitement of a new romance and a budding music career. But something still doesn’t feel right.
In a search for answers, she turns to her piano. Where did you come from? Why are you here? The unspoken truth of their shared history spills into the light.
Following Elephant‘s celebrated sold-out run in the Bush Theatre Studio last year, writer and performer Anoushka Lucas (star of Oklahoma!) reunites with original director Jess Edwards (Hotter/Fitter, Soho Theatre).
★★★★ “Lucas is a writer and actor of rare magnetism” The Guardian
WON Best Writer, The Stage Debut Awards
NOMINATED Most Promising Playwright, Evening Standard Theatre Awards
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