The Real & Imagined History of The Elephant Man


Tom Wright

Published by Nick Hern Books

3 Male 3 Female

In a London thick with the grime of industrialisation, Joseph Merrick is an anomaly.

In a city of factories that churn out uniformity, there is no place for someone like him.

But Merrick and the city are evolving into something new.

We follow him through the workhouse, the freak show and the hospital, as he searches for acceptance in a society that just wants to stare at him.

Powerful, angry and surprising, Tom Wright's acclaimed play imagines an alternative history of the person who came to be known as 'the Elephant Man'.

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