The Elephant Man Starring Bradley Cooper Will Transfer to the West End
The Bradley Cooper-led Broadway revival of The Elephant Man recently announced that it would close early to allow Cooper to attend the Oscars (he's nominated for Best Actor for his performance in American Sniper). But audiences haven't seen the last of The Elephant Man. The production has officially announced plans to transfer to the West End with its full cast, playing a limited season at Theatre Royal Haymarket beginning May 19.
Costarring Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man is directed by Scott Ellis. The cast also features Cooper as John Merrick, Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, Anthony Heald as Ross/Bishop Walsham How, Scott Lowell as Snork/Pinhead Manager/Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich/Princess, and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm/Conductor.
Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man (Cooper) who became a star of the traveling freak-show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves (Nivola) takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by the man's intelligence, unshakable faith, and most of all, his desire for love and understanding.
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