From May 4-7, 2006 Artichoke Productions showcased more of it's brilliant creativity in the showstopping display of street theater, "The Sultan's Elephant". The show blessed London with an artful arrangement of imagination, excitement, and wonder.
Bloomberg News had the following to say about the production before it arrived in England in 2006:
- An elephant more than twice as tall as a double-decker bus will parade through Piccadilly Circus and London's streets and squares during a four-day visit next month.
The 40-foot (12-meter) pachyderm isn't an escapee from the London Zoo. It's a wood-and-metal puppet that's part of ``The Sultan's Elephant,'' a jumbo piece of free street theater.
The 42-metric-ton model will appear in historical venues such as Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. As the story progresses, traffic will be stopped and roads closed as the beast trumpets its presence and plods through the streets.
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"The Sultan's Elephant" was made in conjunction with the Royal De Luxe theater company.