The Elephant Man
September 30 – October 10, 2021
Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Critic’s Circle award for Best Play, this long running Broadway and London hit tells the tale of John Merrick, a tortured sideshow freak who found friendship and acceptance in Victorian high society. This moving true story uses stage theatricality to tell a story of personal strength and kindness, where good can overcome evil and the indomitable human spirit can prevail.
What: Open auditions for The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance
When: Sunday July 18th & Monday July 19th at 7pm at the Playhouse
Show dates: September 30th through October 10th, 2021
About the show: Winner of three Tony Awards, including best play, and four Drama Desk Awards, The Elephant Man recounts John Merrick’s journey from a sideshow freak to become a celebrated member of Victorian London’s high society.
Cast of Characters:
The director will cast 8 women and 12 men able to play the following ages and roles. The director may double-cast certain roles:
Frederick Treves: 35 and up — A surgeon and teacher.
Carr Gomm: Middle-aged — Administrator of the London Hospital.
Ross: 50s and up — Manager of the Elephant Man.
John Merrick: 20s-30s — The Elephant Man.
Three Pinheads: Two to three women freaks whose heads are pointed.
Belgian Policemen: 30s.
London Policeman: 30s.
Man: At a fairground in Brussels.
Conductor: Of Ostend-London boat train.
Bishop Walsham How: 40s and up.
Porter: At the London Hospital.
Snork: Also a porter.
Mrs. Kendal: 40s and up — An actress
Duchess: A mature society lady.
Countess: A mature society lady.
Princess Alexandra: 30s and up.
Lord John: 40s and up.
Nurse, Miss Sandwich: 30s and up.