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Barn Theatre Club presents

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The Elephant Man

25th February – 5th March 2011

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.

Part of the Barn’s 2010-2011 Season.

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