Banksy: Room in the Elephant


    Banksy was in LA for the Oscars when he sprayed ‘THIS LOOKS A BIT LIKE AN ELEPHANT’ on an old water tank. The tank was residence for a local legend, Tachowa Covington, who over seven years had furnished it with carpets, a stove – even CCTV.

    As news spread of Banksy’s latest work, a consortium of art dealers soon appeared to repossess the water tank. Suddenly, Tachowa was homeless again…

    Starring Gary Beadle this is a story about creating something from nothing and then having it taken away, in the name of art.

    Tom Wainwright’s play, originally commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres and a Play, a Pie and a Pint at Òran Mór, is directed by Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre and Co-artistic Director of Theatre Uncut, Emma Callander.

    Richard Davenport

    Richard Davenport

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    RUNNING TIME 1hr (no interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Writer – Tom Wainwright
    Director – Emma Callandar
    Lighting Designer – Kate Bonney
    Designer – Rosanna Vize


    Titus – Gary Beadle


    An elusive and fascinating piece

    The Guardian

    Tom Wainwright’s script has a poetic pulse that seduces us without our even being conscious of its touch

    A Younger Theatre

    Fascinating and fantastically moving

    Publiuc Reviews

    Gary Beadle’s performance is nothing short of sensational – you will be hard pressed to see a better stage performance this year


    Totally engaged and credible