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Elephant Man, The

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About the Show Less...

Bernard Pomerance's acclaimed play, based on the brief life of John Merrick. Read More >

Bernard Pomerance’s acclaimed play is based on the brief life of John Merrick. Abandoned as a child and shunned by society, the horribly deformed Merrick survives as a freak show attraction until a famous young doctor rescues him from his life on the streets. Evolving from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favourite of the aristocracy and literati, his belief that he can become a man like any other is a dream tragically never realised.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 04/04/2007

Opening Night: 05/04/2007

Closing Night: 05/05/2007

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Cast & Creative


Marc Pickering, Ayden Callaghan, Leon Bearman, Katie Bonna, Ronald Fernee, Stephen McGill, Jennifer Taylor


Director - Bruce Guthrie

Producer - Creative First

Designer - Natalie Powell

Author - Bernard Pomerance

About Trafalgar Studios 2

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

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