Elmer’s patchwork adventure at Bridport

EVERYONE loves Elmer the elephant, with his cheerful personality and his patchwork colours. But what happens when he gets tired of being different? Find out in Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show at Bridport Arts Centre on Tuesday 6th August at 2pm.

Selladoor Theatre’s show is adapted from the much-loved children’s book series by David McKee, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours, who keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.

With a menagerie of 21 loveable puppets, the show tells the tale of an elephant who stands out with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – and who discovers that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.

The show’s subtle message that it is always best to be yourself, combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, makes Elmer a great show for toddlers and children of all ages.