Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Elephantom

The Elephantom
The Shed, National Theatre
31 December

Over and on they rush,
toothbrush and toast, without
a second spare for their
so-hopeful little girl, the star
she won at school or all the stories
that she always longs
to tell. How often is it thus,
that in the gaps their parents
fail to fill, a child builds
an airy elephant, cloud-like
and blue, a secret friend,
a mischievous, messy foe?

The Elephantom runs at the National Theatre Shed until 11 January

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