Based on the book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross.

A Little Angel Theatre production

Fri 10 May – Sun 4 August 2019
See Diary for performance times

Location: Theatre.

“a magical and funny children’s show”
West End Wilma

What’s big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited?

A slightly annoying elephant, of course! One day Sam gets a very big surprise as a tired, hungry, antique-loving, cycling enthusiast elephant turns up on his doorstep. Adopting an elephant at the zoo turned out to be a lot more than he bargained for as he didn’t realise the elephant would actually come to live with him – silly boy!

This hilarious story by comedian and author David Walliams is brought to life through puppetry.

Age guidance:

The Slightly Annoying Elephant is aimed at ages 3 – 8. Children over 3 can enjoy watching the antics of this unpleasant elephant and joining in with his refrain of ‘Silly Boy!’, and older children can also appreciate the premise of the story (Sam filled out an ‘adopt an elephant’ form without reading the small print) and the witty songs. The story and language are not aimed at under-3s, and the elephant puppet could be a little overwhelming.

View diary & book tickets

£13.50 Full-price Adults
£11.50 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions
Previews 11-17 May £8 Full-price Adults / £7 Children and Concessions
Friday Fives: all tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays

Running Time: 50 mins approx

School Bookings
Call box office on 020 7226 1787 to make a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £7 per person with one free adult for every 10 children attending the same performance (weekdays only).

Relaxed Performances:
Saturday 15 June, 2pm
Call the box office on 020 7226 1787 to book for a Relaxed Performance.
Call the box office to enquire about booking a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school.

What is a Relaxed Performance? Find out more here.

The Slightly Annoying Elephant Visual Story

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

Adapted and Directed by Samantha Lane
Set & Costumes Designed by Ingrid Hu
Puppets designed by Maia Kirkman-Richards
Music and Lyrics by Tom Gray
Lighting Designed by Joshua Gadsby
Performed by Heidi Goldsmith & Elaine Hartley
Stage Managed by Adam Lovelock

This play is based on the original book The Slightly Annoying Elephant written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross. Illustrations © Tony Ross 2013. Licensed by HarperCollins Children’s Books.