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"People are frightened by what they don't understand"
The Elephant Man, The Rep, The Adelaide Repertory Theatre
(Image courtesy & copyright of The Adelaide Repertory Theatre)
The Adelaide Repertory Theatre (The Rep) kicks of its 2016 Season with its production of writer Bernard Pomerance's multi-award winning play The Elephant Man.

Directed by Megan Dansie The Elephant Man is based on the real life of Joseph (John) Merrick (5 August 1862 11 April 1890).

Joseph Merrick, John Merrick, The Elephant Man
'The Elephant Man' is based on the real life of Joseph (John) Merrick (pictured - photographed, c. 1889; image courtesy of Wikepedia)

The cast consists of many of The Rep's regulars: Robert Bell, Steve Marvanek, Georgia Stockham, Jamie Wright, Jonathon Scholten, Nicole Rutty, Patrick Marlin, Philip Lineton, Sharon Malujlo, Thorin Cupit and Tony Busch.

The Elephant Man chronicles Merrick's life as he struggles 'to belong'. Witness how Dr. Frederick Treves empowers Merrick into stepping away from the 'freak show' and into 'a normal life'.

The Rep's production of The Elephant Man runs from 14th April 2016 to 23rd April 2016 - click here to book your seat.
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Why? The first production of The Rep's 2016 Season is the highly acclaimed play: The Elephant Man
When: Opens on 14/04/2016 & runs until 23/04/2016
Phone: Ph: 8212 5777 / Email:
Where: Arts Theatre: 53 Angas Street, Adelaide SA
Cost: Adult: $22pp / Concession: $17pp
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