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The Elephant Man will transfer to the Haymarket this Spring

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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The Elephant man is currently enjoying a record-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis’ acclaimed production will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this May.

The production will play a strictly limited season at the Haymarket from May 19th until August 8th. Tickets are on sale now online or by calling 020 7930 8800

The cast features Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, Anthony Heald as Ross / Bishop How, Scott Lowell as Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich / Princess and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm / Conductor. The cast also includes Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne.

Bradley Cooper is currently Oscar nominated for Best Actor and, as a Producer, Best Picture for the film American Sniper. His performance in the role saw him win Best Actor in an Action Movie at the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards recently.

Commenting on the transfer Bradley Cooper says:

“Never did we think we would have the privilege to perform this show on Broadway, let alone in London. I’m honoured that Alessandro, Patricia, the entire company and I have the opportunity to continue to tell his story.”

Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr Treves takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by the man’s brilliant intelligence, unshakable faith and, most of all, his resounding desire for love and understanding. He introduces Merrick to the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal, who is deeply touched by this pure and genuine soul. As a complex friendship blossoms among the three, Treves and Kendal struggle to protect Merrick from a world of questionable intentions.


Bradley Cooper (John Merrick), Alessandro Nivola (Frederick Treves), Patricia Clarkson (Mrs Kendal). Photo by Joan Marcus

Bradley Cooper (John Merrick), Alessandro Nivola (Frederick Treves), Patricia Clarkson (Mrs Kendal). Photo by Joan Marcus


The Elephant Man is produced in London by James L. Nederlander in association with Michael Codron.

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