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20 August– 22 August

Patrick Kennedy Phenomenological Theatre

Elephant Steps

Directed by Patrick Kennedy

Music: Stanley Silverman   |  Words: Richard Foreman

All 3 performances will be followed by a free Q&A with Elephant Steps composer Stanley Silverman.

The European premiere and 50th anniversary production of American avant garde theatre pioneers Richard Foreman and Stanley Silverman’s Elephant Steps, an occult, surrealist opera.

A multi-media rock-opera extravaganza where music, light, images, movement, graphics, films, incense, machinery, props and performers are incorporated into a spectacular mix.

If you like gangster films, rock bands, gypsy violinists, incense or The Sound Of Music then come and see Elephant Steps. Or if you prefer ragtime, silent movies, psychedelic lights or madrigals? You’ll find them in Elephant Steps too.

Critically-acclaimed avant garde auteur Patrick Kennedy draws inspiration from the work of David Lynch, Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau for this highly anticipated premiere of Elephant Steps.

Live music, performed in English.

Patrick Kennedy is one of the country's most fascinating theatre practitioners
—British Theatre Guide
Patrick Kennedy produces some of the best stagecraft I have ever seen
—One Stop Arts
Elephant Steps is very courageous and very beguiling... surrealism lives!
—New York Times


Jake Stevenson


Kate Baxter


Elissa Churchill

Scrubwoman / Ragtime Lady

Jessica Foden

Elephant Angel

Anna Hallas Smith

Elephant Angel

Patrick Kennedy


Joshua Lewindon


Blair Robertson


Tom Taplin

Doctor Worms

Nathan Jarvis

MD/Keys 1

John Reddel

Keys 2

Tom Knowles

Keys 3

Elaine Booth

Wind/Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano Sax)

Hannah Fry

Wind/Reed 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)

Nadine Nagen


Ucheena Cohen-Shah


Artur King


Daniele Borgato

Bass/Double Bass

Ian Tripp



Stanley Silverman


Richard Foreman


Patrick Kennedy

Music Direction

Nathan Jarvis


Patrick Kennedy and Ben Silverman
Best £20
Standard £18
Value £12
Restricted £10

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Concessions (apply to Standard and Value seats):
26 and under / Student - 20% off
Over 65s - 20% off
Unemployment Benefits - 20% off
Disabled - 20% off, or free companion ticket (call 020 7503 1646)
Theatre Union Members - 10% off
School and college groups (10+) - Best available seats at £12, one free teacher per 10 students
Groups (10+) - eleventh ticket free

Running time: 60 minutes approximately .

Press enquiries: Kevin Wilson — kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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Arcola Theatre Production Company is a registered charity no.1108613. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no.5242988. Registered Office: 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.

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