STOLEN ELEPHANT THEATRE
Stolen Elephant Theatre adapt works of literature and events of history for the stage. We specialise in Storytelling Theatre, and work with a range of practitioners from various disciplines. We are based in Edinburgh.
Our current show is Tam O’Shanter, Tales & Whisky – a celebration of the ‘Gothic’ poems of Robert Burns. Also featuring comic performances of the traditional Scottish folk tales The Witch of Fife and The Haunted Ships.
Our previous production Shackleton and his Stowaway was published by Methuen and was an Ed Fringe Sold Out show. Whilst Mark Twain’s The Stolen White Elephant awaits.
Our Artistic Director Andy Dickinson is a writer, performer, and a producer. His comic play Shackleton and his Stowaway was published by Methuen in 2019. Other writing credits include Tam O’Shanter Tales & Whisky, Larisa, and Mark Twain’s Stolen White Elephant and Another Tale.
He helped establish the Spanish Theatre Company in London; has produced for the multi- award-winning Tangram Theatre Company, with Fuente Ovejuna; for the Olivier Award winning playwright Grae Cleugh, with Scottish Widows; and for another Olivier Award winning playwright, Jack Shepherd, with In Lambeth at Southwark Playhouse.
Tam O’ Shanter
Image ©Alexander Goudie Burns the Bard. Burns the National Poet. Whose masterpiece was, is, and always will be ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ - using comic storytelling Burns brings to life his fascination for Scottish folk tales. And for the supernatural. In 'Tam O Shanter and the...
The Tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 until her forced abdication in 1567. The only surviving legitimate child of James V of Scotland, Mary was six days old when her father died and she acceded to the throne.
William Topaz McGonagall (March 1825 – 29 September 1902) was a Scottish poet of Irish descent. He won notoriety as an extremely bad poet who exhibited no recognition of, or concern for, his peers' opinions of his work. He wrote about 200 poems, including The Tay...