The African Elephant of My Heart: Dance Extravaganza Kids Show

The Elephant of My Heart present

A painted image of an elephant hugging a child.

A nine-year-old girl recovering in a Canberra hospital is visited by an African Elephant. He takes her & the audience to dance in a magical jungle river. Watch your kids become the characters & landscape as they move to the African rhythms of the Mbira.

Cast & Crew
Jessica Clements - Writer & Actor
Justyna Rosa - Dancer
Kevin Nathaniel - Musician
Susie Payne Packett - Director

Praise for The African Elephant of My Heart

★ ★ ★ ★ “The Elephant Of My Heart is a truly charming family show with a big heart... It is a beautiful heart-warming production that should certainly be on your 'one to see' list.” - British Theatre Guide

★★★★1/2 "The Elephant of My Heart is a delightful tale for children of a young girl's visit by a menagerie of animals, and the wisdom they unveil. Reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, from the outset Jessica Clements has that gentle British air that enables children to feel right at ease in her presence." - Bec Secombe, All Over Adelaide

About Jessica Clements

Jessica Clements is a writer, actor and director. She lives in London but travels the world with her book The Elephant of my Heart as a children's show in a variety of guises. The first version was with a cast of 3 performed at Primary Schools in London. It developed into a musical with a cast of 7 and won two ★★★★ reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. In 2018 she brought a One-woman, One-suitcase, storytelling version to the Adelaide Fringe where she won a ★★★★ 1/2 review from All Over Adelaide. She is passionate about Mindfulness and introduces the children and parents to the Animal of their Hearts in a short inner journey at the end of the show.

The African Elephant of My Heart

Two women sitting in the grass with drawn elephant ears and trunks.


Genre: Children's/Music

Origin: GB/PL/US

Rating: G

Duration: 55 mins

Season: 2020

Dates: 29 Feb - 15 Mar

29 Feb - 1 March 12:30pm

6 March 4:30pm

7 - 8 March 12:30pm

14 - 15 March 12:30pm


GA: $20.00

Concession: $15.00

Child: $15.00

Family (4): $50.00

Group (6+): $15.00

Fringe Member: $15.75

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

Don't forget to tag us on social media!
#AfricanElephantOfMyHeart #JessicaClements #HSTFringe2020

Tickets on sale now!

The African Elephant of My Heart

If you love The African Elephant of My Heart, we recommend...