The RSC’s brand-new musical, an adaptation of The Magician’s Elephant, started performances this week at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Earlier this month, the company opened its rehearsal room doors to bloggers to give a sneak peek. Why should you add this show to your list of autumn treats?
The Magician’s Elephant is adapted from the Kate DiCamillo novel of the same name, directed by Sarah Tipple, and features music and lyrics from Marc Teitler and book and lyrics from Nancy Harris.
The show – will be set in 1930s central/eastern Europe (a decision taken mostly by the creative team, as it isn’t fully specified in the book), so I’m anticipating some stunning set and costume design from Colin Richmond, as