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Synopsis: This is the true story of an orphan named John Merrick, who was so physically deformed that he became known as the “Elephant Man.” Despite his hideous deformities, Merrick was an incredibly sweet, sensitive and intelligent human being, forced to display himself as a “sideshow freak” in travelling shows. He is found, and befriended, by a brilliant surgeon, who gives him a home in a London hospital for the remaining few years of his life. There he becomes the toast of Victorian London’s high society, but his thirst for normality brings about his eventual demise. A thoroughly moving and thoughtful play, which addresses the simple issue of what it means to be human.
Author: Bernard Pomerance
Director: Chris Shaw
Enquiries: Director: 0414 684 346
Characters Summary: 6M 2F
REDERICK TREVES - a surgeon and teacher
CARR GOMM - administrator of the London Hospital
ROSS - Manager of the Elephant Man
JOHN MERRICK - the Elephant Man
THREE PINHEADS - three women freaks whose heads are pointed
MAN - at a fairground in Brussels
CONDUCTOR - of Ostend-London boat train
BISHOP WALSHAM HOW
PORTER - at the London Hospital
SNORK - also a porter
MRS. KENDAL - an actress
NURSE, MISS SANDWICH
Precast Characters: None
Audition Venue: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
Theatre: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
Company Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Website: http://lilydaleatc.com/
Other Information: To book an audition, please contact the director, Chris Shaw, via email: email@example.com or phone 0414 684 346.