The Elephant Man presented by The Southwick Players

The tragic tale of Joseph Merrick.

“The Elephant Man” is based on the life of Joseph “John” Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, who has been a freak attraction in traveling side shows, is found abandoned and helpless and is admitted for observation to Whitechapel, a prestigious London hospital. Under the care of a famous young doctor, who educates him and introduces him to London society, Merrick changes from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he can become a man like any other is a dream never to be realized.

Tickets £11 from or telephone 01273 597094

Date & Time

11-14 March 2020 at 19:30


The Barn Theatre,
24 Southwick Street,
BN42 4TE