SLT Show

The Elephant Man

By Bernard Pomerance

Date: 21 - 25 Mar 2023

Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Location: SLT Old Fire Station

Based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the 19th century. A horribly deformed young man, victim of rare skin and bone diseases, he has become the star freak attraction in travelling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to Whitechapel Hospital under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, who introduces him to London society. Merrick slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favourite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream; to become a man like any other.

Some nudity
Ages 14+ with parental guidance
Flashing lights at the start of the second half

Director: Barry Hooper


Dr Frederick Treves - Hywel Roberts

Carr Gomm/Pinhead Manager - Nicholas Davidson

Joseph (John) Merrick - Guillaume Doussin

Mrs Kendal - Róisín Deady

Ross - Jack King

Nurse Sandwich/Duchess - Fiona Daffern

Belgian Policeman/Snork - Barney Pike

Lord John/Will/London Policeman - Robert Wallis

Princess Alexandra - Abigail Baggili

Bishop How/Train Conductor - Craig Norman

Three Pinheads - Fiona Daffern, Róisín Deady, Abigail Baggili