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Haymarket Theatre - Londres - Angleterre

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Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr Treves takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by the man’s brilliant intelligence, unshakable faith and, most of all, his resounding desire for love and understanding. He introduces Merrick to the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal, who is deeply touched by this pure and genuine soul. As a complex friendship blossoms among the three, Treves and Kendal struggle to protect Merrick from a world of questionable intentions.

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Première Preview: mardi 19 mai 2015
Première: lundi 01 juin 2015
Dernière: samedi 08 août 2015

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Scott Ellis
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Bradley Cooper (John Merrick), Patricia Clarkson (Mrs. Kendal), Alessandro Nivola (Dr. Frederick Treves), Anthony Heald (Ross / Bishop How), Scott Lowell (Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John), Kathryn Meisle (Miss Sandwich / Princess), Henry Stram (Carr Gomm / Conductor), Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson, Emma Thorne

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"Much as I admire Cooper’s performance, I still find Pomerance’s play – as I did on its Hampstead theatre premiere in London in 1977 – thin and tendentious." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Cooper is touching and unshowy in the title role and, together with co-star Alessandro Nivola, completely carries Scott Ellis’s sluggishly directed production. " Ben Lawrence for The Telegraph

"The part demands remarkable focus — which he achieves. What could be a flashy exercise instead feels rigorously controlled. But even as he rises to the physical and vocal challenges, he can’t obscure the creakiness of the material with which he’s working." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

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