The solo show will play at the Bush Theatre from the 24th October.
The full creative team has been announced for Elephant, which is written and performed by Anoushka Lucas. As well as being directed and developed by Jess Edwards, the creative team also includes: designs by Georgia Wilmot, lighting design by Laura Howard, sound design by Bella Kear, dramaturgy by Daniel Bailey and Deirdre O’’Halloran, script consultancy by Tia Bannon and production manager Ruth Burgon.
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.
Part gig, part piano lesson, part journey through Empire, Elephant is the new play from Anoushka Lucas, who recently played Laurey in Oklahoma! at the Young Vic. Elephant was commissioned by the Bush Theatre and it first appeared as part of the Bush’s Protest series of videos in 2020, a response to the murder of George Floyd.
Elephant will play at the Bush Theatre from the 24th October until the 12th November.