Elephant’s Graveyard by George Brant, UK Premiere, (Warwick Arts Centre Studio and National Student Drama Festival
BEST DIRECTOR (Buzz Goodbody Director Award)
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
BEST SET DESIGN
COMMENDATION FOR LIVE MUSIC
Elephant’s Graveyard – It was September and there was a Town.
There was a Circus.
There was a Railroad.
A Circus arrives, bringing fun and colour to Erwin, Tennessee, the town that couldn’t even remember its own name. As the parade makes its way down the muddy main street on the first day a series of unexpected events leads to a tragic accident.
What happens when small town life becomes more circus-like than the Circus itself? The show becomes dangerous and cruel.
Set in 1916, Elephant’s Graveyard combines historical fact and legend, exposing the deep routed American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.
(photography by Peter Marsh)
“The most striking production in the festival, Warwick University’s European premiere of George Brant’s Elephant’s Graveyard, which earned Caitlin McLeod the Buzz Goodbody Student Director award.” Robert Hewison, The Sunday Times. Full review here.