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The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man

Melbourne

  • A closeup image of a man with a bog over his head. One open eye peers out from a tear in the fabric.
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113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, is cast out. He survived circus ‘freak shows’ and the revulsion of a gawking public before a young doctor offered him asylum at the London Hospital in 1879. So began a life of endless observation. But curiosity works both ways, and Merrick returned the horrified gaze of Victorian punters with wonder and optimism.

Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, is cast out. He survived circus ‘freak shows’ and the revulsion of a gawking public before a young doctor offered him asylum at the London Hospital in 1879. So began a life of endless observation. But curiosity works both ways, and Merrick returned the horrified gaze of Victorian punters with wonder and optimism.

Starring Mark Leonard Winter (The Dressmaker) this story has inspired multiple theatrical adaptations, novels and a film by David Lynch. Now the team behind Malthouse Theatre’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, director Matthew Lutton and playwright Tom Wright, reunite to createa poignant new work that wrings empathy from
a world that rejects difference.

Weaving through a carnival of hospitals, the circus and the public arena, The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man is a profoundly moving story about the radical power of compassion.

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Cost

Entry cost ($): $35.00 - $69.00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Café
  • Public toilet

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times