The world premier of the stage production The Elmer Adventure is to hit The Lowry this October.

Celebrating Elmer’s 35th anniversary, Tall Stories will bring the well known patchwork elephant to The Lowry from October 22-26 before heading to London as part of the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival.

Directed by Tall Stories’ Artistic Director and co-founder Toby Mitchell, The Elmer Adventure follows three adventures which go off to find a patchwork elephant hidden in the jungle.

Elmer was created by David McKee and first published by Andersen Press in 1989, with 30 picture books in the series, and more novelty titles Elmer has since gone on to sell over 10 million copies in over 60 languages. In the original classic book, Elmer realises that it is his differences that make him who he truly is, and are what his friends love about him.

Director Toby Mitchell commented: “I am so excited that Tall Stories is bringing the wonderful world of Elmer to life on stage. David McKee’s brilliant books tell timeless tales of friendship, acceptance and fun – with exciting and colourful imagery.

“It is a real treat to be able to bring such this beloved story to stage for families to enjoy. I can’t wait to see audiences’ reactions to our adaptation of these mini epics.”

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