Twenty-one puppets tell the tale of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant at Margate’s Theatre Royal

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, that marks its 30th birthday in 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is coming to Margate this weekend.

Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours. His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant features a menagerie of 21 loveable puppets, tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.

The show’s subtle message is that it is always best to be yourself.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show is at Margate’s Theatre Royal on August 10-11, various show times.

Tickets are £12, family of four £40, booking fee £1 per ticket.

To book call 01843 292795 or go to