Elephant in the Room is a solo theatre performance about the whimsical adventures of a young boy in search of his missing head. It’s a coming of age story, with eccentric characters, whose destinies intertwine in a plot that twists and thrills.
Master Tusk is a young boy, whose been given a new head – an elephant’s head. Confused and bewildered, he finds himself lost in the forest. But dangers lurk at every turn. He encounters a motley couple – they’re Makadi (spider) and Moork (poacher), a clumsy duo in search of a big-ticket ransom. Things don’t go as planned when a prophecy that is revealed changes everything. Amidst a cursed love affair, an encounter with the eccentric old elephant and the hunt for a missing head, Master Tusks sets off on an adventure that changes his life. But will he be able to carry his head on his shoulders?
Created & Performed by: Yuki Ellias
Written by: Sneh Sapru
Set & Costume design: Sumaiya Merchant
Music composed by: Seemingly That
Light Design: Asmit Pathare
Sound: Yael Crishna
Rehearsal partners: Roshan Mathew, Rushab Kamdar
Yuki Ellias is a performer, director, and a corporate coach.
She trained at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris? and is a trained pedagogue from the London International School of Performing Arts.
As an actress, she has performed in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Italy, and India. She played the role of ‘Hermia’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Supple’s and has performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company festival ?in Stratford Apon Avon, The Roundhouse in London, Theatre Romano in Verona and at the Sydney Theatre Company.? She was the movement director for UK’s leading opera company, Opera North’s, production of Mozart’s Magic Flute in 2007. Her debut feature film “Love You To Death” as co-writer and actress won an Audience Choice Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival in 2012.
She made her directorial debut in 2015 with a sci-fi absurd comedy called CHARGE. This year she has created three shows: “Dying to Succeed”, a one-woman solo comedy show on Shakespeare’s characters in today’s corporate world; “Yatagarasu”, a dance and theatre show on growing up stories; and “Elephant in the Room” a solo on a boy with the head of a pachyderm.
She is the founder of DUR SE BROTHERS- producers of “Charge”, “Dying to Succeed”, and co-producers of “Yatagarasu” & “Its Not Waht You Tihnk”. Yuki is also a convenor and instructor at Drama School Mumbai.