Hit or Miss... The sultan's elephant walks London's streets

'Giant elephant set to close London's streets,' warned The Press Association, as French theatre company Royal de Luxe let its '40ft mechanical beast' loose in the capital for four days last week. The creature was the star of a show which tells the story of a forlorn sultan - beguiled by visions of a young girl he believed was travelling through time. Chamberlain AMPR director Ben Chamberlain said the story had been reported as far away as Mumbai, Brisbane and Afghanistan.

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