Event The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man
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Venue Merlyn Theatre, Southbank, VIC
First Date 4 August 2017
Last Date 27 August 2017
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Past representations of Joseph Merrick’s story have all been seen through the framework of Treves’ account. The doctor’s discoveries are applauded and well documented, whilst Merrick’s own experiences are explored with far less complexity. The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man attempts to set itself apart from these accounts. By eliminating Treves from the production, Joseph Merrick is placed at the centre of the story. The audience follow his life from early childhood and are given the chance to explore both real and imagined stories from his extraordinary existence.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Integrated ensemble
Subjects Disability
Name Function Notes
Paula Arundell Actor
Julie Forsyth Actor
Emma Hawkins Actor
Mark Leonard Winter Actor
Daniel Monks Actor
Sophie Ross Actor
Lara Kerestes Assistant Stage Manager
Jethro Woodward Composer
Marg Horwell Costume Designer
Matthew Lutton Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Tom Wright Playwright
Marg Horwell Set Designer
Jethro Woodward Sound Designer
Tia Clark Stage Manager
Kate Hood Involved as part of the Besen Directing Placement
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web https://malthousetheatre.com.au/site/assets/uploaded/1cb800ac-pmt004_promptpack_em_fa_singles.pdf
Event Identifier 126990