Elephant Man, The

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About the Show Less...

A play which sensitively tells the story of John Merrick's remarkable dignity and horrific deformity. Read More >

Abandoned, alone, a freak show attraction deemed a public indecency – John Merrick is infamous in Victorian England due to the extreme deformity of his body. Seeking the help of a young doctor he is admitted to the prestigious London Hospital and over the years Merrick is changed from obscene and pitiful freak to the witty favourite of the aristocracy. But can he ever truly be accepted for who he is beneath his deformities and become a man like any other?

This extraordinary, sensitive play won all the major awards on Broadway when first produced and was made into the hugely successful BAFTA winning David Lynch movie, but has rarely been seen on stage in this country.

Ellie Jones, one of the UK’s hottest young directors, leads a dynamic ensemble company in this electric heart-rending true story.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/03/2008

Closing Night: 29/03/2008

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Cast & Creative


Director - Ellie Jones

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