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The Elephant Man
Haymarket Theatre Royal
Aug 8 2015
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The entertainment industry has gone through many transformations as people's tastes change and new ideas take precedence over old ones. Today the best forms of entertainment for billions of people around the globe are movies and television shows. But that wasn't always the case. There was a time when theater ruled the world and even today millions flock to Broadway or the West End to take in the latest production on offer. And in the past few decades, no other production has captured the minds of audiences like the Elephant Man.
The Elephant Man is and has been for quite some time, one of the most compelling plays to come out of Broadway. Its multi-layered story and the host of emotions it caters to are beyond compare and that is why it has captivated audiences for such a long time. It is now back for another run at the famous Booth Theatre. Get the Elephant Man tickets and watch one of the most moving stories ever told on stage.
The play was written by Bernard Pomerance in 1977 and his inspiration came from the real life story of Joseph Merrick. Merrick was a British man who came to prominence in the late nineteenth century due to severe physical deformities. He became famous after he was put on display as the 'Elephant Man' and people came to gawk at his enlarged lips, arms and feet as well as a large lump on his forehead and face. In later life he befriended a doctor named Frederick Treves who gave lectures on his deformities and looked after Merrick when he was in hospital. During his time in the infirmary, Merrick was visited by people from all walks of life which added to his popularity and a lot of those visitors left inspired after the meeting.
Pomerance was a playwright on the rise when he first conceived the idea of the play. He had achieved reasonable success with his previous plays but it was the Elephant Man that put him on the map. The show took the theater society by storm upon its premiere. The play itself was different from what people were normally accustomed to and became one of the first and very few successful alternate theater productions of its time.
The Elephant Man loosely follows the same basic story of Joseph Merrick except with a few changes to the names of the characters. It builds around Merrick's life as he went from being a member of a travelling freak show to being abandoned in Belgium. He then returned to England and found shelter and a new home in a hospital with the help of Frederick Treves. His interactions with different people and how he changed them for the better after they met him are also represented.
The play was beautifully written and wonderfully executed when it premiered on Broadway in 1979 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. It was very well received by the public and made several appearances on both Broadway and the West End. The first production ran for eight previews and over nine hundred shows. It won several awards, including three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. The play also became one of the highest grossing plays in the world.
The Elephant Man has made a comeback several times over the years with many revivals being put on stage. Several noted actors, both from the big screen and theater have reprised the role of Joseph over the years to great acclaim. Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper's portrayal of the troubled Merrick in the current reproduction of the show has earned great praise from fans and critics alike and is well worth the watch. This is your chance to avail this opportunity and see what the hype is all about. Get the Elephant Man tickets and watch this amazing play live on stage at the venue where it all began, the Booth Theatre.