The Elephant Man Is Coming To Southwick
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 favourite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he can become a man like any other is a dream never to be realised.
The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
- Presented by The Southwick Players
- 11th – 14th March 2020
- The Barn Theatre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TE
- Tickets £11 from http://www.
southwickplayers.org.uk or ring 01273 597094