Joseph Merrick (better known as The Elephant Man) is possibly the most famous ‘freak’ in history. Many stage plays and the popular film have told a romantic and often fictional account of his story.
‘Mr Merrick, The Elephant Man’ is the first play to actually only deal with the known facts about Merrick’s final years in The London Hospital, Whitechapel and his complicated relationship with his doctor, Frederick Treves.
With a cast of just two, the use of interactive video projections and a soundtrack consisting entirely of actual Victorian recordings, the popular Lucky Dog Theatre Productions bring their affecting show to The Blakehay. Painstakingly researched, expect to be enlightened and moved by the stirring true story of ‘the most remarkable creature ever to draw the breath of life’.
‘Brilliant, shocking and unique’ – FringeReview
Please note that this production contains a brief projected historic image of male nudity.
Now in their sixth year of performing multiple shows throughout the UK and beyond, Lucky Dog are a regular and recommended fixture on the touring circuit.
Please note that this will be held in our first floor studio and unfortunately there is no disabled access.