After a vision of his own mortality Ashley Davenport, a wealthy young Englishman seeks to give up everything and embrace a life of poverty and devotion. But not just yet. Checking himself into an expensive retirement home, he is surrounded by a cast of unique characters all with their own dreams and aspirations.
As Ashley navigates through life and searches for his purpose, he meets Kim-Ly, a young Vietnamese woman who dreams of becoming a cosmologist but is an illegal immigrant. Together, they turn Ashley’s Edwardian villa, complete with a live Indian elephant, into a haven for young illegals to find their footing in life. Through a series of comedic and dramatic encounters, they discover love in unexpected places and embark on an all encompassing journey of self-discovery and growth.
The Elephant in the Room is the latest play from Peter Hamilton. His previous works include Switchboard (Theatre503), Danelaw (White Bear and Old Red Lion), Skara Brae (White Bear) and The Reappearance of Christ (White Bear) which was Critics’ Choice in the Sunday Telegraph.
Directed by Ken McClymont and filled with humour and a touch of spirituality, The Elephant in the Room is a charming story that will capture your heart and inspire you to embrace life’s possibilities. Join Ashley, Kim-Ly, and the unforgettable characters they meet along the way, as they discover the true meaning of love and the beauty of chasing your dreams.
‘The Elephant in the Room’ will take place from Wednesday 8 November to Saturday 2 December, at 7:30pm.
From £15.50. For more information, visit tabard.org.uk