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Follow a young woman as she candidly reflects on her personal struggles.
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About Elephant

Olivier award nominee Anoushka Lucas’ acclaimed debut play 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.

'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.

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

This expanded production reunites writer and performer Anoushka Lucas with original director Jess Edwards (Hotter/Fitter, Soho Theatre). Elephant first appeared as part of the Bush’s Protest series, a response to the murder of George Floyd.

Run time

80 mins (no interval)

Start date

14th October, 2023

End date

4th November, 2023




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11 Reviews

Jason 3075

Jason 3075

98 Reviews | 8 Followers

See it if You want to be absorbed into a story that is beautifully told.

Don’t see it if You are looking for a big production and large cast



42 Reviews | 2 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Amazingly written and masterfully performed, relevant, a must see.

Don’t see it if I personally think it would be a mistake to miss it!

Alex Room

Alex Room

209 Reviews | 41 Followers
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love one woman shows , minimalist staging and a heartfelt story

Don’t see it if your expecting big stagey numbers

Red Bus Londinium

Red Bus Londinium

132 Reviews | 10 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see debut writer Anoushka Lewis in an exciting, intelligent and masterful one woman play

Don’t see it if you are not interested in something which explores the multiple links and interconnections in our world

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Our Review

'Elephant' review – Anoushka Lucas journeys through history via the piano in her riveting solo show

4 of 5
20 Oct 2023, 09:30
Read our four-star review of Elephant, written by and starring Anoushka Lucas, now in performances at the Bush Theatre to 4 November.

Elephant cast and creative team

By: Anoushka Lucas
Director: Jess Edwards
Cast list: Anoushka Lucas
Design: Georgia Wilmot
Sound: Bella Kear


7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, United Kingdom, W12 8LJ


Location: Fringe/Off West End Railway station: Shepherd's Bush
Bus numbers: Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Stop R) 207, 260, 283, 607

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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


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