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The Elephant Man

Author: Bernard Pomerance

Director: Chris Shaw

Enquiries: Director: 0414 684 346 
Email: ranackattack@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 6M 2F

Characters:

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 
BELGIAN POLICEMEN 
LONDON POLICEMAN 
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 
DUCHESS 
COUNTESS 
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA 
LORD JOHN 
NURSE, MISS SANDWICH

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

Theatre: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

Company Email: a.t.c@bigpond.net.au

Company Websitehttp://lilydaleatc.com/

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.

Other Information: To book an audition, please contact the director, Chris Shaw, via email: ranackattack@hotmail.com or phone 0414 684 346.

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Starts
Monday 9 October, 2017
Ends
Wednesday 11 October, 2017
Venue
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
Location

Victoria, Melbourne

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