The Southwick Players present The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
  • The Barn Theatre
    24 Southwick Street, Southwick
    BN42 4TE
  • Wednesday 11th March, 7:30pm - Until Saturday 14th March, 10:00pm
The tragic tale of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man

"The Elephant Man" is based on the life of Joseph "John" Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, who has been a freak attraction in traveling side shows, is found abandoned and helpless and is admitted for observation to Whitechapel, a prestigious London hospital. Under the care of a famous young doctor, who educates him and introduces him to London society, Merrick changes from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he can become a man like any other is a dream never to be realized.

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