Saturday, 6 May 2006
The Sultan's Elephant
Of all the strange things I have seem in my life The Sultan's Elephant rates pretty highly. And the whole thing is hard to explain. It is a giant puppet show, with a time travelling girl and a very life-like elephant in Jules Verne style. The soundtrack as the girl exited the was almost wailing seaside anthems and when she met the elephant (she walked via Trafalgar Square and the mall near Buckingham palace) they played the Baby Elephant Walk.
How did I get to see this all? Ah, well it was happening in the middle of London near work and it became a team outing as our boss at the Arts Council told us to spend a couple of hours watching it. And who am I to argue on a beautiful warm sunny day!?!