Theatre, Off-West End
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The true nightmare of Christmas comes to the fore in this new black comedy about a couple trying to escape the revelations of the previous festive season.

Screenwriter, actress and novelist Rosie Heiney turns her hand to the stage with black comedy 'Elephants'. Set at 5.53pm on Christmas Eve, a couple is waiting for friends and family and festivities to start. But will last year's surprising revelations over the festive period overshadow the current Christmases fun? The third of three plays to run at the Hampstead Theatre's downstairs 60-seat theatre this season.

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Once again Hampstead have put on another great play on their downstairs stage. These plays for me are better than the ones performed upstairs. Elephants is about a family who invite a couple over for Xmas where thins don't go quite Christmasy as it should. The characters all had depth to them with great tension shown between the two younger female leads. A fantastic set, dark humour, good music and even a little kitten make this play a five star treat.