The Production Exchange have filmed a version of the play, which will be available to stream between the 17th and 19th September.
Written by George Brant, Elephant’s Graveyard is based on true events and has been filmed specially to fit in with the new Covid-19 world.
Set in September of 1914, the play combines historical fact and legend. Economic value, vengeance and public image tear up a community who were just looking for a show. Elephant’s Graveyard explores the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge. This timely, mesmerising tragedy resonates as it interrogates the repercussions that follow when the mob get what they demand.
Directed by Colin Blumenau, the cast for Elephant’s Graveyard is set to include: Shaun Blaney (In the Name of the Son, Lyric Theatre Belfast), Esmee Cook (Dolores, Bristol Old Vic), Dannie Harris (Away in a Danger, Lichfield Garrick), Philippa Hogg (Peter Pan, National Theatre) and Nickcolia King-N’da (The Provoked Wife, RSC). Alongside them will appear Harriet Leitch (Phantom Thread, Annapurna Pictures), Patrick Marlowe (Corpse!, Frinton Summer Theatre), Caroline Moroney (Persuasion, Manchester Royal Exchange), Phoebe Naughton (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RIFT/Alexandra Palace) and Sam James Page (Death on the Nile, Fox
UK). Completing the cast is Lucy Jane Parkinson (She Ventures and He Wins, Young Vic), Phil Sealey (Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Vaults), Kim Tatum (The Finellis, Marjan Content Productions) and Gareth Tempest (The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, West End).
Talking about the production, Colin Blumenau said: “We shouldn’t be feeling too sorry for ourselves or that COVID and the world are against us. We can still make excellent work, just in a different way. I spy a gap that sits between the full live experience and that offered by Netflix. I am very excited about the possibilities that exploring this new medium offers and am thrilled to be working withsuch brilliantly talented people to realise this play in this way.”
Elephant’s Graveyard will be available to stream on the 17th,18th and 19th September. For more information and to purchase a ticket visit: https://tpetv.com/