Hollywood star Bradley Cooper makes his West End debut in The Elephant Man at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Following a smash-hit season on Broadway, Hollywood star Bradley Cooper makes his West End stage debut with Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola in Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award winning modern classic The Elephant Man.
Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited season from 18 May to 9 August 2015, this acclaimed production is directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis.
The Elephant Man is the moving real-life story of Englishman Joseph Merrick, who lived in 19th century Britain as a severely disfigured man. This inspiring, heartfelt story is about his struggle to live with dignity with his disability.
The Broadway revival of the show has proved a huge success at the Booth Theatre in New York and Bradley Cooper garnered great reviews for his star turn as John Merrick.
Directed by Scott Ellis, the show features sets and projections by Timothy R. Mackabee, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Philip S. Rosenberg and sound by John Gromada.
The Elephant Man stars two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs Kendal , Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, Anthony Heald as Ross/Bishop How, Scott Lowell as Snork/Pinhead Manager/Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich / Princess and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm / Conductor. The cast also includes Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne.
Bradley Cooper makes his West End debut as John Merrick. His theatre credits include The Elephant Man (Broadway), Three Days of Rain (Broadway) and the Understudy (Williamstown). His film work includes American Sniper, Guardians of the Galaxy, American hustle,The Place Beyond the Pines, The Hangover Trilogy, Silver Linings Playbook, Limitless, Wedding Crashers, Wet hot American Summer, Serena. TV credits include Alias, Nip/Tuck, Kitchen Confidential, Sex and the City
Patricia Clarkson’s theatre credits include The Elephant Man(Broadway), The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway), Eastern Standard(Broadway) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Kennedy Centre). Film credits include Learning to Drive, October Gale, Cairo Time, Easy A, Whatever Works, Shutter Island, Good Night and Good Luck, Far From Heaven (NYFCC Award), The Green Mile, The Untouchables, High Art (Independent Spirit Nomination), The Station Agent (SAG Nomination, National Board of Review Award), Pieces of April (Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Nominations, National Board of Review Award). TV credits include Six Feet Under (Emmy Award 2002 & 2006), Parks & Recreation.
Alessandro Nivolas theatre credits include The Elephant Man(Broadway), The Winslow Boy(Broadway) and A Month in the Country(Broadway). Film credits include A Most Violent Year, Selma, American Hustle (SAG Award), Laurel Canyon (Independent Spirit nomination), Junebug, Coco Before Chanel, Face/Off, Ginger and Rosa, Mansfield Park, Devil’s Knot, Howl, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Time Code, Best Laid Plans, Jurassic Park 3, Five Dollars A Day, Goal, Janie Jones.
The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man (Bradley Cooper) 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… and so begins a story of love as unique as “The Elephant Man” himself.
“The best Elephant Man yet” Deadline
“Breathtakingly beautiful” Variety
“Extraordinary” USA Today