If you think you know the story of The Elephant Man – think again. The European premiere of Australian playwright Tom Wright's acclaimed play imagines an alternative.
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This is the story of a man fighting for his right to be and to belong.
Arriving from his East Midlands beginnings in a London thick with the grime of industrialisation, Joseph Merrick is an anomaly. In a city of factories that churn out uniformity, there is no place for a unique being like him. But Merrick and the city are evolving into something new. We follow him through the workhouse, the freakshow and hospital as he searches for acceptance in a society that just wants to stare at him.
Powerful, angry and surprising – The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man questions industrialisation, capitalism, disability and difference, finally putting Joseph at the centre of his own story.
17 Oct 2023 - 21 Oct 2023
Opening Times: Evening
19 Oct 2023 - 21 Oct 2023
Opening Times: Matinee
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