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"Magic is always impossible. That’s what makes it magic"

Baltese is a town where nothing extraordinary ever happens. Recovering from a recent war, it’s a lonely place, where young Peter lives a harsh life.

Then one day, a magician conjures an elephant from the sky. The creature’s appearance sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that it changes Baltese forever. Peter is catapulted into the quest of his life, overturning everything he ever thought he knew, and discovering that happiness can come from the most unexpected places.

This brand new musical for all the family reminds us all that even the impossible can be possible when we open our eyes and hearts to those around us.

The Magician’s Elephant is adapted from Kate DiCamillo's prize-winning novel, directed by Sarah Tipple (Associate Director The Boy in the Dress) and designed by Colin Richmond (Wendy & Peter Pan).


Book and Lyrics Nancy Harris | Music and Lyrics Marc Teitler | Director Sarah Tipple | Designer Colin Richmond Lighting Oliver Fenwick


Date Time
Thursday 14th October7.15pm
Reduced Price Preview
Friday 15th October7.15pm
Reduced Price Preview
Saturday 16th October7.15pm
Reduced Price Preview
Monday 18th October7.15pm
Tuesday 19th October7.15pm
Wednesday 20th October7.15pm
Thursday 21st October7.15pm
Friday 22nd October7.15pm
Saturday 23rd October1.15pm and 7.15pm
Monday 25th October7.15pm
Pre Show Event
Tuesday 26th October7.15pm
Press Performance
Wednesday 27th October7.15pm
Thursday 28th October1.15pm and 7.15pm
Friday 29th October7.15pm
Saturday 30th October1.15pm and 7.15pm

Contact information and location

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Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon,

Tel: 01789 331111
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Contact Information

Tel: 01789 331111

More events at this venue

The Magicians Elephant

RSC Creative Team Talk: The Magician's Elephant

Join our actors and members of the creative team as they unwrap our plays and demonstrate some of the skills that go into making them. Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast looking at moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage and show the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals.

Venue: Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres