Finding Percy Erebus
Finding Percy Erebus
Past Performance
In The Theatre
October 13th - October 24th 2020
Suitable for adults and children (7+)

Part of Dazed New World Festival 2020

Presented by Elephant Talk Theatre

Little one my dear,
You look so lost,
You’ve made your way here,
But at what cost?

All the adults say Percy has gone, that he is in a better place. But Phoebe thinks she knows different.

Phoebe travels through a magical portal to a world where she must confront dancing tricksters and outsmart rhythmic doctors, journeying from her bedroom to the bottom of the ocean. All in an attempt to achieve the impossible: ‘Finding Percy Erebus’.

Carrying an impossibly heavy briefcase, Phoebe not only faces her fears but accepts them. Making everything feel a little lighter.

"'Finding Percy Erebus' is a feast for the imagination: surprising, intriguing and playful storytelling at its best" - Dr. Nicola Abraham

This bittersweet adventure follows the journey of a child shortly after the death of her close friend, Percy. Elephant Talk’s striking original score, clowning, and puppetry guide the audience on an allegorical journey of grief through the eyes of a child.

Elephant Talk creates pieces of children’s theatre and workshops that explore and open conversations around sensitive topics. We address the elephant in the room.

*This performance contains strobe lighting

Read about the creative team here

Tuesday 13th October, 7:30pm
​Re-Broadcast: Monday 19th October, 2pm
RE-Broadcast: Saturday 24th October, 5pm

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Run time: 30 mins

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Creative Team
Amelia Mehra (she/her)

Amelia has devised and performed in a range of theatre pieces. Such work has been performed in venues including: the Tate Modern, The Minack Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, schools, and community settings. 

She is also a facilitator, writer, and comedian; regularly performing comedy in the styles of stand-up, improvised, musical, character, and clowning. 

Catherine Manwaring (she/her)

Catie has performed in several productions being held at the National Theatre, Camden People's Theatre, The Minack Theatre, and the Tate Modern.

She has also directed shows in collaboration with the New Writing Nights at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

She is also a facilitator that has worked in educational contexts in England, Germany and India. Catie is currently studying her PGCE English and Drama at UCL.

Helen Cox (she/her)

Helen has performed in over 30 different theatrical productions some of which have toured Europe and America. She has also facilitated workshops and devised performances with companies including Wind-Up-Penguin Theatre, Group 64, Playbox Theatre, and Sparks Film and Media Arts.

She is currently a TV Production Runner working with IMG and Amazon Prime.

Susannah MacDonald (she/her)

Susannah has directed shows at OSO Arts Centre and Pickled Pepper Bookshop, as well as participating in New Writing scratch nights with Distracted Rat and Scratching Collective. 

She has facilitated workshops with Chichester Festival Theatre, Fresh Arts, London South Bank University, Encore Theatre Company and The National Citizen Service. 

Susannah has worked in a variety of educational contexts, and is currently working in the Performing Arts department of a boarding school.