The Magician's Elephant

A new musical at the Royal Shakespeare Company for 2021

We are delighted to be designing and directing puppetry for this exciting new musical. Book and lyrics by Nancy Harris and music by Marc Teitler. The show is directed by Sarah Tipple and designed by Colin Richmond.

Our elephant is designed by Tracy Waller and Mervyn Millar, and puppetry direction is by Mervyn Millar.
The puppeteers are Amy Booth-Steel, Zoe Halliday, Wela Mbusi and Suzanne Nixon.
There is a brilliant ensemble cast including Marc Antolin, Summer Strallen, Forbes Masson and Jack Wolfe.

We'll put up galleries here of production and making photos when the show opens in October 2021.

For more information on the show including how to book tickets for the run in Stratford-upon-Avon, and a nice video about the making of the elephant, click here

The puppet was made in Croydon in May and June 2021 by a brilliant team including Tracy Waller, Syeda Bukhari, Helen Foan, Maia Kirkman-Richards, Mervyn Millar, Bryony M Rumble, and Wiktoria Wiaczkowska.