The African Elephant Of My Heart: Dance Extravaganza

1 Venue

The Studio at Holden Street Theatres

34 Holden St, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

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Ideal Age Range:

4 years to 10 years

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About this event

A nine-year-old girl recovering in a Canberra hospital is visited by an African Elephant. He takes her & the audience to dance in a magical jungle river. Watch your kids become the characters & landscape as they move to the African rhythms of the Mbira.

★★★★ "The Elephant Of My Heart is a truly charming family show with a big heart.. . It is a beautiful heart-warming production that should certainly be on your 'one to see' list." British Theatre Guide.

★★★★ 1/2 "The Elephant of My Heart is a delightful tale for children of a young girl's visit by a menagerie of animals, and the wisdom they unveil. Reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, from the outset Jessica Clements has that gentle British air that enables children to feel right at ease in her presence." Bec Secombe All Over Adelaide.

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The Elephant of My Heart

Jessica Clements is a writer, actor and director. She lives in London but travels the world with her book "The Elephant of My Heart" as a children's show in a variety of guises. The first version was with a cast of 3 performed at Primary Schools in London. It developed into a musical with a cast of 7 and won two 4* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. In 2018 she brought a One-woman, One-suitcase, storytelling version to the Adelaide Fringe where she won a 4.5 ★ review from Bec Secombe in All Over Adelaide.
She is passionate about Mindfulness and introduces the children and parents to the Animal of their Hearts in a short inner journey at the end of the show.


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