Elephant in the Room

Lanre Malalou Online Fri 23 - Thur 29 Oct (Q&A on 29th) Booking Info

Working in partnership with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, we wanted to make sure we could continue to bring high-quality professional dance to our audiences during the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout October the Rural Touring Dance Initiative is going digital, and will be bringing you three fantastic filmed dance shows followed by an opportunity for you to speak to the artists in a series of Q&A Zoom calls. Each show will be available to watch for free for a week, and you will need to book a free place in advance to attend any of the zoom calls. Find out more about this production below...


Watch online anytime from Friday 23 - Thursday 29 October

Something’s wrong. Can’t get out of bed, can’t concentrate, can’t shake the mounting tension. Something unspoken is building up, leaking out, taking over...

Fusing physical theatre, hip hop dance and spoken word, Elephant in The Room is an explosive solo show from award-winning director, choreographer, writer and performance artist Lanre Malalou that explores the mental health crisis and the phenomenon of toxic masculinity.

The show takes a sharp sideways look at the insidious stigma around mental health issues, asking how race, class and culture can affect the way we choose to address them. And what happens when we don’t...

Click to watch Elephant in the Room from the 23-29 October


Take part in a Zoom Q&A with Lanre - Thursday 29 October, 3pm

Artsreach audiences can take part in a live Q&A with award-winning director, choreographer, writer and performance artist Lanre Malalou, along with audience members from other rural touring schemes across the South West.

Places for this exciting opportuntiy are extremely limited: book a free Q&A place now


The ‘elephant’ is never named, but it is shown – beautifully.

The Stage

Dates & Tickets


Online Fri 23 - Thur 29 Oct (Q&A on 29th) OnlineTake part a zoom Q&A at 3pmTake Part
Online Fri 23 - Thur 29 Oct (Q&A on 29th) OnlineWatch the showWatch