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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
FROM THE BARN THEATRE ARCHIVE

The Elephant Man

By Bernard Pomerance
Directed by Rosemary Bianchi
25th February – 5th March 2011
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.

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.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Rosemary Bianchi

CAST

Frederick Treves
John Merrick
Carr Gomm
Bishop Walsham How
Miss Sandwich / Pinhead / Duchess
Princess Alexandra / Pinhead
Countess / Pinhead
Conductor / Lord John
Will / Policeman
Pinhead Manager

CREATIVE TEAM

DON'T FORGET, COMING UP AT THE BARN SOON

Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase

 

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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