The Sultan's Elephant

Posted by Maya Davies,

In October 2006, I travelled with some friends to Le Havre to feast our eyes on The Sultan’s Elephant, a peripatetic theatre event by Royal De Luxe. The exquisitely crafted, unbelievably life-like wooden puppets took the form of a young girl, and large elephant measuring up to 12 metres tall. The enchanting behemoths stood out against the post-war architecture, turning the whole city into an animated stage set for different narratives to unfold. Le Havre was one of many cities transformed into a dynamic backdrop for this beautiful piece of fairytale, which reminded us how to be children again.

Posted by Maya Davies

Maya joined It’s Nice That in 2011 as our first ever events manager as well as writing for the site, in particular about architecture. She left in the summer of 2013.