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The Dog and the Elephant

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Presented by Cuckoo Collective

Buried beneath the earth three paces east from the north facing wall of a church in a miners' village in Bristol there lies the body of an Elephant. When she died she stood 13ft tall.

It took me two days to dig the pit and four strong men to roll her to the edge and, after a nod from the fellow pallbearers, I was left to shovel earth onto her. Her name was Ina, she was my friend.

The Dog and the Elephant is the compelling story of Bare Knuckle Boxer Bendigo Barlow and his friendship with an Elephant.

Bristol Old Vic Ferment presents The Dog and the Elephant first shown in Ferment Fortnight, January 2015 and developed by Jerwood Charitable Trust and Bristol Old Vic Ferment.

Compelling... will stay with you long after Johns has left the stage"


Brilliantly written"


An impeccable piece of theatre"


The Dog and the Elephant

3-6 Feb
8pm, 3pm (Sat mat)
£12/£8 Conc
(plus booking fee)

@MattGrinter @dog_elephant

Creative Team
Writer & Director Matt Grinter
Actor Jack Johns
Composer & Sound Designer Dan Greensmith

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