Opu, a young boy in Bengal, dreams of one day becoming an elephant trainer.
When he befriends Jenny, an Asian Elephant, their friendship is the first step on an adventure so huge, it spans decades and continents.
On their separate paths they face many challenges – fearsome encounters, stormy seas and strange new worlds.
Years in the future, Opu, now an old man, hears that world famous magician Harry Houdini will vanish an elephant, live on stage in New York City. Could it really be Jenny, Opu’s old friend, so far from home? He too must bravely make the long journey into the unknown to find out.
This moving story of friendship, belonging and one incredible journey from Bengal to the bright lights of Broadway will run in The New Victory Theater, New York from 14th-29th October 2023.
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The Vanishing Elephant is supported by Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, presented in partnership with Belfast International Arts Festival with support from British Council NI
The New Victory Theater
14 – 29 October 2023
Age Suitability: 8+
Duration: Approx 70 minutes
Creatives, cast & crew
Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Set & Costume Designer
Consultant & Composer
Puppet Designer and Puppetry Director