A Vet, Three Mares And A Hound Named Max

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Nicholas Ellenbogen is, in no clear order, actor, writer, director and innovator – all of these in equal measure, with equal passion, equal skill, equal exuberance and energy. He has taken his style of theatre across the world, across Africa, to fishing villages and remote settlements where few white men, let alone actors, have journeyed.

Having grown up in the sacred hills of the Matopos, Africa is in his soul, drawing him away from conventional paths to find theatre in unusual places; among the Bushmen in the Kalahari where he learnt their mime and dance; he spent time with the drummers of Zomba, Malawi, the naked Himba, and exotic Herero, the hunters of Luangwa, the white chief of Mahenya.

He formed Theatre for Africa in 1989 and travelled extensively with productions focused on conservation.

He caught the attention of the British Royal Family and has given a private performance in Balmoral. His troop also performed to the US State Department. His plays, Horn of Sorrow and Guardians of Eden, had a significant impact on the international regulation of the ivory trade.

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