Plays Directory : Giraffes Can't Dance

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Bill Davies
  • Written
  • Overview
    Gerald the giraffe doesn't really have delusions of grandeur. He just wants to dance. But his knees are crooked and his legs are thin, and all the other animals mock him when he approaches the dance floor at the annual Jungle Dance. "Hey, look at clumsy Gerald," they sneer. "Oh, Gerald, you're so weird." Poor Gerald slinks away as the chimps cha-cha, rhinos rock 'n' roll, and warthogs waltz. But an encouraging word from an unlikely source shows this glum giraffe that those who are different "just need a different song," and soon he is prancing and sashaying and boogying to moon music (with a cricket accompanist). In the vein of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Gerald's fickle "friends" quickly decide he's worthy of their attention again.

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Connected mandy members:

Mollie Porteous
Mollie Porteous
Assistant Stage Manager
2020, Assistant Stage Manager
Curve Theatre
Liam Whittaker
Liam Whittaker
Production Manager
2020, Production Manager
Leicester Curve
Kimberley Tuplin-Mace
Kimberley Tuplin-Mace
Company Stage Manager
2019, DSM
Curve, Leicester
Nikola McGregor
2010, Puppeteer
Primary Schools and Theatres
Richard Kiess
2010, Gerald the Giraffe, Lion, Chimp, Puppeteer
National Tour
Elaine Sandiford
Elaine Sandiford
Voice Over: English
2010, Narrator
Charlotte Denny
2010, Cricket, Lioness and Chimp
Kevin Matthews
2009, Ensemble
James Harvey
James Harvey
2009, The Grasshopper/Lion/Monkey
Trestle Arts Base
Christopher Barlow
2007, Gerald the giraffe
Watermans Theatre