For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit.

Charging deep into the jungle, Oona and Lilly escape the danger of the beach. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures amongst the orangutans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind on the beach, wild tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Lilly must learn to survive the rainforest.

Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity.

Directed by Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks, with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this spectacular production tells a moving story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment.

May 17
May 17
Venue: Derngate
Age: Recommended for ages 6+
Duration: 1 hour 50 mins (including interval)
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