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Barn Theatre Club presents

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The Elephant Man

4th – 11th May 1985

The true story of John Merrick, a sensitive and intelligent man whose body was so deformed that he was exploited, first as a fairground freak but later in more subtle ways by high society and well-meaning philanthropy. Attempts to help him are frustrated by suffocating Victorian hypocrisy. A compassionate evocation of suffering nobly borne.

Festivals

  • Felixstowe
    • Placed First
  • Buxton
    • Placed First
  • All Winners Festival
    • Placed Second
Part of the Barn’s 1984-1985 Season.

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