Friday 12 April 2024
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Elephant Man – European Premiere of a story you thought you knew

This Autumn don’t miss The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man at Nottingham Playhouse. 

One of the East Midlands most iconic figures, Joseph Merrick started his life in Leicester in 1862. He worked at the cigar factory, then lived in the Leicester Union Workhouse until he left to work with Music Hall Comedian Sam Torr – the man who named him The Elephant Man, and he appeared in Nottingham at the Bee Hive Mill. 

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‘It’s the story of Joseph Merrick told more truthfully, and more relevant than I’ve ever seen it before.’  (Zak Ford-Williams, playing Joseph Merrick.)


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The cast in rehearsals (Zak Ford-Williams ( above ) Annabelle Davis & Daneka Etchells)

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The Nottingham Playhouse production of Tom Wright’s incredible play uses no prosthetics and no tricks. It simply goes straight to the heart of his story – a man fighting for his right to be, and to belong. It finally puts Joseph at the centre of his own story. 

With pulsating live music and stunning visuals, we’re staging this epic fable centering Joseph in his own story for the first time’ Stephen Bailey, Director

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man runs from 16 Sep – 7 Oct 

Tickets from £10.50


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