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The Elephant Man

May 24, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:15 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 9, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:15 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 3, 2018

One event on June 5, 2018 at 8:15 pm

One event on June 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm


The Elephant Man A play by Bernard Pomerance, Directed by Chris Shaw.

By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd

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.


May 24, 2018
8:15 pm - 10:30 pm


Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
39-41 Castella St
Lilydale, Victoria 3140 Australia
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