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ABOUT

The Flying Elephant Company began touring original musicals to schools in 2020, with Girl Inside. Before this however, the company went under a different name, Spark of Inspiration, and toured juke-box musicals to SA primary schools. Over the years, the company has performed shows to over 30,000 students, and the shift towards new and original work by South Australian artist Benji Riggs brings an exciting new chapter for the company.

 

Our mission is to create character driven stories that explore rich and complex themes, that teaches kids to dream fearlessly, that there is wonder to be found in the most unlikely of places. We want to empower relationships within families and friendships, showing that there is good to be found in a strong community where personal growth and connection is pursued.

 

While The Flying Elephant Company is venturing out into public seasons, including the world premiere of The Boy with the Golden Fox in 2022 and its second sold out season in 2023, we’re proud to continue offering a diverse range of original theatre to South Australian schools.

The Theatre Association of South Australia

David Smith

"Benji Riggs devised this mysterious and enchanting story and composed the music to accompany and illustrate the narrative. It works very well indeed. Although written in South Australia, it has universal themes and the feeling of a well-wrought European enchanted forest tale...

This is a wonderful local product with wider significance and appeal. Its intended audience – the 3-12 year olds – were enchanted."

REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

As we continue to grow, so too does our audience.

The Theatre Association of South Australia

David Smith

"Benji Riggs devised this mysterious and enchanting story and composed the music to accompany and illustrate the narrative. It works very well indeed. Although written in South Australia, it has universal themes and the feeling of a well-wrought European enchanted forest tale...

This is a wonderful local product with wider significance and appeal. Its intended audience – the 3-12 year olds – were enchanted."

Ella, 11

I loved it so much!

Zoe, 11

Best show ever!

Daniel, 13

That was awesome!

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