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The Elephant Man archive'John Merrick has no hope nor expectation of relief. In every sense his situation is desperate. His physical agony is exceeded only by his mental anguish, a despised creature without consolation.' The Elephant Man is the moving portrayal of John Merrick. Hideously deformed at birth by a rare disease and later used as a freak attraction by nineteenth-century circus owners, Merrick is befriended by a young doctor named Dreves, who provides him with a home at the London Hospital. Here Merrick undergoes a painful self-analysis that strips bare Victorian preconceptions about normality and the parameters of faith. Even those who love him can't help him from his horrible affliction. A raging success both in Britain and on Broadway, the play sparked huge interest in its subject and led to the 1980 film starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. The Elephant Man was first produced in 1977 at the Hampstead Theatre, with David Schofield in the title role.


James Earl Adair, Ellie Rose Boswell, Fred Broom, Tom Cornish, Joanna Hickman, Megan Leigh Mason, Stuart Organ


Author: Bernard Pomerance
Company: Cut to the Chase
Director: Simon Jessop
Design: Mark Walters
Lighting: Matt Eagland
Sound: Nik Dudley
Music: Steven Markwick
Musical Director: Steven Markwick

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (Play) production archive for QTIX code T441253356. Details of all The Elephant Man archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3142

Archive Listings

17 Apr 15
9 May 15
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Hornchurch, Essex
Performance Details => Venue archive


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