Multiple award-winning theatre artists Jeremy Crutchley and Geoffrey Hyland will collaborate on a new production, Sacred Elephant, an adaptation of the celebrated work by poet Heathcote Williams, from 2 to 18 February at the Intimate Theatre on Hiddingh Campus. The season marks the South African premiere of this work.
Crutchley is directed by Hyland in this simple, startling and moving one-man show that passionately reveals the soul of the earth’s largest land-living mammal. Sacred Elephant is a powerful alchemy of verse using fact and feeling to demolish the myths that keep us complacent about the fate of one of the most intelligent and profoundly skilled of all the world’s creatures.
Heathcote Williams, poet, playwright and actor, has made a significant contribution, especially for his extended poems on environmental subjects such as Whale Nation, Falling for a Dolphin, Sacred Elephant and Autogeddon. His plays have also won acclaim, notably AC/DC and Hancock’s Last Half Hour.
Sacred Elephant, with lighting and costumes by Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winners Luke Ellenbogen and Illke Louw respectively, runs Tuesdays to Saturdays from 2 to 18 February at 8:30pm at the Intimate Theatre on Hiddingh Campus, 57 Orange Street.