Don’t forget to buy tickets for charming play about elephants

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A celebration of one of the most recognisable animals on the planet and a touching story of a quiet man turning 60 trying to make sense of the world; In Praise of Elephants comes to rural Northumberland.

This delicate and charming play is being performed by Surrey-based Farnham Maltings at Howick Village Hall on Thursday, May 12, at 7pm.

Written by Kevin Dyer and directed by Gavin Stride, it’s a show about dignity and how the world will be a poorer place when some things are gone.

It tells the tale of Aubrey, who lives at 34 Mimosa Crescent with his sister and niece.

Every Thursday afternoon he prepares biscuits made with an elephant-shaped cutter.

And even though he has never been to Africa, he knows all about the huge, lumbering beasts who can hear with their feet and communicate with their stomachs.

This sweet man with an incredible memory knows the time has come for one last adventure.

He must follow his instinct, cross mountains, face unknown dangers, and make the journey of his life.

The show is coming to Howick as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme’s spring season.

Tickets for the show are priced £8, £4 children and £20 family.

To book, call 01665 577384.

Farnham Maltings is a creative organisation that works with artists and communities to encourage people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible.

It is set in the heart of Farnham.