Plays Directory : Elephant 21

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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
    Sarah May
  • Overview
    Sarah May’s script tells the story of the lives of the Valentine family over the course of 100 years. But the writing does nothing to endear us to this family. The play begins and ends in a care home where its oldest resident Carlotta Valentine becomes the subject of the story as the play traces back 100 years of her family history; the whole production in fact feels this long.

    We watch the characters transform into their older selves, generation by generation. The tried and tested theatrical device of mirroring is employed to demonstrate to the audience that the transformation is occurring. However, this in itself does little to smooth the transition from one clumsy family drama to the next.

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