OnBook Theatre in association with Park Theatre presents the UK Premiere of
The Elephant Song
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Directed by Jason Moore
"See that closet? He’s in there. All wrapped up so he doesn’t smell too much."
A psychiatrist suddenly disappears from a mental health unit. A young patient of the hospital, Michael, is suspected to be involved in his disappearance.
Dr. Greenberg, the hospital director, is determined to question Michael, ignoring the head nurse's cryptic warnings. Michael speaks of elephants and opera, sharing that his mother was a famous opera singer who was distant and uncaring. He discusses the circumstances of his forced stay in the hospital, hints to doctor-patient improper relationships involving him and his supervising doctor, and a bizarre relationship with the head nurse.
In a turbulent power struggle with Greenberg, Michael attempts to barter the truth for his potential freedom, with devastating consequences. Fraught with mind games and verbal tugs-of-war, The Elephant Song is a cat-and-mouse game that will keep you guessing until its haunting conclusion.
Photographer: Giacomo Giannelli
Artwork by Ian Nicholas
★★★★'A well-tuned piece of work with a rich, layered text' All That Dazzles
★★★★'This surprisingly engaging play provides much food for thought' London Theatre1
★★★★'A captivating experience, a tightly honed continuous drama' The Reviews Hub
★★★★'Jason Moore's production is faithful without being stuffy, and it's beautifully paced' WhatsOnStage
★★★★'Brilliantly directed by Jason Moore with fluidity and suspense' Lost in Theatreland