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Banksy: The Room In The Elephant


12 - 14 May


Concessions: £2 off
Half price: Under 25s

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Running time: 1hr 50m (including interval and documentary)
Ages: 12+
Writer's Night: 14 May

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  • Cast & Team

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In 2011, Banksy sprayed "THIS LOOKS A BIT LIKE AN ELEPHANT" on a disused water tank in LA. The tank was residence for a local legend, Tachowa Covington, who over seven years had furnished it with carpets, a stove – even CCTV.

The tank instantly became a work of art and was taken away to be sold. Suddenly, Tachowa was homeless again.

Starring Gary Beadle (EastEnders' Paul Trueman) - this is a story about creating something from nothing and then having it taken away, in the name of art.

The play will be followed by a screening of Something from Nothing, documentary maker Hal Samples' short film about Tachowa and the tank, edited from material gathered over 7 years.

Banksy: Room In The Elephant Workshop

There will be free workshops with the assistant director for Banksy: Room in the Elephant at Sherman Theatre on Tuesday 13 May to coincide with the production. 

The workshop will be held in the afternoon between 2pm-5pm. Limited spaces are available. For further information and to book a place please contact to Kelly Barr on or contact 029 2064 6980.

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Show Times

Banksy: Room in the Elephant - Theatre 2  
Monday 12 May 8.00pm
Tuesday 13 May 8.00pm
Wednesday 14 May 8.00pm


Fascinating and thought-provokingThe Guardian

Tom Wainwright’s script has a poetic pulse that seduces us without our even being conscious of its touchA Younger Theatre

Incredible performanceWhat's On Stage

"A colourful and compelling performance by Beadle and a spunky, clever script that weaves poetry and street swagger from Tom Wainwright" The Stage

"One minute he has the audience belly-laughing, with a deft twist seconds later we're silenced as tears stream down his face" The Big Issue

Cast & Team

Director: Emma Callander

By: Tom Wainwright

Performed by: Gary Beadle

Designer: Rosannna Vize

Lighting Designer: Kate Bonney

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