Students Reveal the Secret Elephant in the Room

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A giant elephant forms the subject of a special performance being delivered at a charity dinner by University of Worcester Drama students.

Second year students were invited to produce a unique performance to be staged at the event, hosted by Onside Independent Advocacy, a local charity which supports people disadvantaged by ill-health, disability, or learning difficulties.

The Secret Elephant Show takes place at the Bank House Hotel at Bransford on Thursday, March 26. The students will perform original and innovative pieces at various points throughout the evening, in front of an audience of around 250 people.

Alison Reeves said: “We were approached by Onside to see if we could provide a performance for their charity dinner. The opportunity fitted in perfectly with our module on Applied Theatre and so the students got to work on devising a set of 4 performances to be staged in between courses during the evening. As part of this, they have produced a giant elephant, which will be used during the performance.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience what it’s like to devise and perform a production for a real audience at an independent event,” she added.

Seventeen students are involved in the performance. To find out more about the dinner, visit