The Sacred Elephant

The mighty elephant portrayed


Multiple award-winning theatre artists Jeremy Crutchley and Geoffrey Hyland will collaborate on a new production, Sacred Elephant, an adaptation of the celebrated work by poet Heathcote Williams, from 2 to 18 February at the Intimate Theatre on Hiddingh Campus.  

Crutchley is directed by Hyland in this simple, startling and moving one-man show that passionately reveals the soul of the earth’s largest land-living mammal. Sacred Elephant is a powerful alchemy of verse using fact and feeling to demolish the myths that keep us complacent about the fate of one of the most intelligent and profoundly skilled of all the world’s creatures.

Stellar Cast
Geoffrey Hyland, Associate Professor at UCT Drama, kicks off his stimulating 2012 Sabbatical with this production before heading to London where he will direct a Shakespeare production.

Jeremy Crutchley is known for his diverse and unique roles in Theatre as well as on Film. He was most recently seen onstage in the internationally acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning I Am My Own Wife for which he won the Fleur Du Cap Best Actor and Best Solo Performance in 2010.

Heathcote Williams, poet, playwright and actor, has made a significant contribution, especially for his extended poems on environmental subjects such as Whale NationFalling for a DolphinSacred Elephant and Autogeddon.

Sacred Elephant with lighting and costumes by Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winners Luke Ellenbogen and Illke Louw respectively, runs Tuesdays to Saturdays from 2 to 18 February at the Intimate Theatre on Hiddingh Campus, 57 Orange Street.

Tickets: R50p/p for the previews on 2, 3 February and thereafter R100 p/p thereafter.

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