Elephant Tickets

Bush Theatre, London
14 October 2023 - 4 November 2023
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Olivier award nominee Anoushka Lucas’ acclaimed debut play, Elephant, transfers to the Bush Theatre’s main house in a brand new production.

Part gig, part musical love story, part journey through Empire, this all-new expanded production of Anoushka Lucas’ “exquisite” (Evening Standard) Elephant runs for just three weeks following its celebrated, sold-out run in the Bush’s Studio last year.

Elephant first appeared as part of the Bush’s Protest series, a response to the murder of George Floyd.

Elephant is booking from 14 October 2023 to 4 November 2023 at the Bush Theatre, London.

What's the story of Elephant?

‘The men with the Piano look up the narrow staircase of our little flat and they turn to Dad, light their fags, and say; “We might have to take the windows out”.’

A piano came through the sky and landed in Lylah’s council flat, just for her. As she pours over the keys and sound floods into all the rooms, Lylah falls in love.

At school, Lylah can’t ask questions – she’s got to be good, good, good or else she’ll lose her scholarship. At home she can’t ask questions; her cousins say she talks weird, and her parents are distracted. So she asks her piano: Where did you come from? Why are you here? And their shared history tumbles into the light.

Who is in the cast of Elephant?

Anoushka Lucas is a singer, songwriter, actor and writer. Anoushka’s debut play Elephant premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2022. As an actor, other credits include: Oklahoma! (West End / Young Vic); Henry V (Donmar); After Life (National); U.Me (BBC World Service). Her other credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park); Chiaroscuro (Bush); Faces in the Crowd (Gate); Sparks (Edinburgh Fringe/VAULT Festival). As a composer, Anoushka co-composed the score to The Ballad of Klook and Vinette by Ché Walker (Park/NAMT Festival NYC), and The Etienne Sisters (Stratford East). More recently, Anoushka wrote the score for Sparks by Jessica Butcher (BBC Radio 4/Edinburgh Fringe/VAULT Festival) which won Best Musical of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and was adapted for BBC Radio 4. Anoushka, Jessica Butcher and their collaborator Jessica Edwards are currently under commission from Trafalgar Studios for a new musical. Anoushka’s own music has been championed on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM and her debut album “Dark Soul’ was released in 2019.

Who are the creative team of Elephant?

Written and performed by Anoushka Lucas with direction and design by Jess Edwards and production management by Ruth Burgon.

Reviews of Elephant

★★★★ “Lucas is a writer and actor of rare magnetism” The Guardian

Show Information

Performance dates
14 October 2023 - 4 November 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

Access Performances

Relaxed & Sensory Adapted Performance Friday 21st October at 7:30pm
Captioned Performance Thursday 26th October at 7:30pm
Audio Described Performance Saturday 28th October at 7:30pm
Touch Tour Saturday 28th October at 6:30pm

Venue Information

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
Nearest Tube or Train: Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line); Shepherd’s Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line)
Nearest Buses: 31, 49, 207, 237, 260, 607, C1, 148, 72, 94, 95, 220, 272, 283, 295, N207, 207, 427, 607

Ticket Information

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