Archives - The Elephant Man

by Bernard Pomerance

Directed by Rosemary Bianchi

Friday 25th February – Saturday 5th March 2011 in the Auditorium

The true story of John Merrick, treated first as a fairground freak because of his hideously, repulsively deformed body and later exploited more subtly by Victorian society.

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now for just £10.

School groups pay only £5 per seat. Teachers interested in booking seats should contact our Education Coordinators Cindy Lawford and Chris Bruce Contact education team to find out about available workshops and talks on the play.

Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Tuesday 1st at 7.30pm in the Clubroom
    Director Rosemary Bianchi discusses illusions of deformity and staging the carnivalesque.
  • Wednesday 2nd at 7.30pm in the Clubroom
    Dr. Cindy Lawford relates John Merrick’s life story in rich detail.
  • Thursday 3rd after the performance
    Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Archives

This is the second time The Elephant Man has been performed at the Barn Theatre — see our online archives for photographs of the 1985 production, directed by Mervyn Lloyd.

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Part of the Barn’s 2010/2011 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Frederick Treves-Andy Hill
John Merrick-Jon Brown
Mrs Kendal-Laura Powell Eddy
Carr Gomm-John Davies
Bishop Walsham How-Keith Thompson
Ross-David Rapp
Miss Sandwich / Pinhead / Duchess-Lou Robinson
Princess Alexandra / Pinhead-Kathryn Taylor
Countess / Pinhead-Daria Trenkwalder
Conductor / Lord John-Tallan Cameron
Will / Policeman-Gavin Palmer
Snork-Ben Wallis
Pinhead Manager-Jack Sklar
Ensemble-Eric Chorley
Kathryn Taylor
Lou Robinson
Ben Wallis
Gavin Palmer
Daria Trenkwalder
Jack Sklar
Tallan Cameron

Our thanks to Jonathan Evans of The Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum; and to Adam Goodwin, Archivist at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Performances

Friday 25th February – Saturday 5th March 2011

Friday 25th February8.00pm 
Saturday 26th February8.00pm 
Sunday 27th February2.30pmMatinée
Tuesday 1st March8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Director Rosemary Bianchi discusses illusions of deformity and staging the carnivalesque.
Wednesday 2nd March8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Dr. Cindy Lawford relates John Merrick’s life story in rich detail.
Thursday 3rd March8.00pmShow Talk after the performance: Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Friday 4th March8.00pm 
Saturday 5th March8.00pm 

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