Farnham Maltings’ latest production, In Praise of Elephants, is now on tour.

In Praise of Elephants is both a celebration of the greatest animal on the planet and a touching story of a quiet man turning 60 trying to make sense of the world.

Aubrey lives at 34 Mimosa Crescent Aubrey with his sister and niece. Every Thursday afternoon he prepares biscuits made with an elephant shaped cutter. And even though he has never been to Africa, he knows all about the huge, lumbering beasts who can hear with their feet and communicate with their stomachs.

This is a play made especially for village halls. A play full of surprise, music and biscuits about dignity and how the world will be a poorer place when some things are gone.

Written by Kevin Dyer and directed by Gavin Stride.

For more information contact Janice Brittain janice.brittain@farnhammaltings.com

 

Date  Venue  Time  Box office
April      
18 Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR 7.30pm 01252 745444
19 Pamphilon Theatre, UCTC, East Sussex TN22 3DJ 7.30pm 01273 782866
20 Thursley Village Hall, Thursley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6QD 7.30pm 01252 702671
24 St Johns Hall, Mortimer, Reading RG7 3NS 7.30pm 0118 933 2620
26 North Cadbury Village Hall, Somerset GA22 7QX 7.30pm 01935 440735 or 01935 440705
27 Clapton and Wayford Village Hall, Nr Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 8PS 7.30pm 01460 74849
28 Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AB 6.30pm 01342 833893
May
2 Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9AE 1.00pm 0151 3572120
3 The Rainhall Centre, Rainhall Road, Yorkshire BB18 5DR 7.30pm 01282 818250
4 Plumley Village Hall, Cheshire WA16 0TS 7.30pm 01565 722259
5 Brigham Memorial Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0TE 7.30pm 07780 448338
9 Lamplugh Village Hall, Workington, Cumbria CA14 4SF 7.30pm 01946 861493
10 The Community Hall, Kirkby in Furness, Cumbria LA17 7XH 7.30pm 07905 779584
11 Watson Institute, Castle Carrock, Carlisle, Cumbria CA8 9LT 8.00pm 01228 670054
12 Howick Village Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3LE 7.00pm 01665 577384
16 Craigellachie Village Hall, Standfast, John Street, Craigellachie AB38 9TD 7.30pm 01340 871457
17 Dalrymple Hall, Seaforth Road, Fraserburgh AB43 9BD 7.30pm 01346 518761
18 Stracathro Hall, High Street, Inchbare DD9 7QJ 7.30pm 01356 670304 or 01356 648669
22 St Mary’s Church, Vale Road, Ash Vale, Surrey GU12 5JE 7.30pm 07549 943339
23 Selmeston and Alciston Village Hall, Selmeston, East Sussex BN26 6UD 7.30pm 01323 811396
24 Swallowfield Parish Hall, Reading, West Berkshire RG7 1QX 8.00pm 0118 988 5989
25 Bredhurst Village Hall, Hurstwood Road, Kent ME7 3JZ 7.30pm 01634 361263
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