A Day in the Desert

Performed by: Hello Elephant Theatre

No director listed

No playwright listed

The story of Fiona and Andromeda who travel from the confines of the inner city to outer space and back… Along the way they encounter an Elephant that changes them and allows them to see the world differently and perhaps a little more.

A Day in the Desert is a collaboration between Jenine Collocott (The Snow Goose, Sunday Morning, Dirt, High Diving) from South Africa and Barbara Draeger from Germany. They studied together at Helikos International School of Theatre Creation under master pedagog Giovanni Fusetti – who is particularly renowned for his clown work. It was here that the first seeds for A Day in the Desert were planted. Jenine and Barbara then teamed up with the internationally awarded writer Nick Warren (Sunday Morning, Dirt) who came on board as dramaturge.


40 minutes
Recommended Age:
8 years+ No max grade set
Recommended Grade:
No min or max grade set
English (first language) / Afrikaans (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Creative Arts, Dramatic Arts, Life Orientation/Life Skills, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Themes Covered:
Change, Choices, Creativity, Death, Fate/Free Will, Imagination, Loss, Survival


Awards won: Winner of a 2013 Encore Ovation Award at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.
Festivals attended: 2013 National Arts Festival, 2013 National Schools Festival, 2013 969 Festival