The Marvellous Elephant Man: The Musical
★★★★★ “OUTRAGEOUSLY entertaining” THE ADVERTISER
★★★★★ "An audaciously witty comedy with a lot of heart." INDAILY
★★★★★ “A must see and the jewel of the Fringe.” STAGE WHISPERS
★★★★★ "The Book of Mormon meets Beauty & The Beast!" BEAT MAGAZINE
★★★★★ “Delightful madness” THE AU REVIEW
★★★★★ “A Fringe must see!” GLAM ADELAIDE
WINNER Critics Circle Award (Adelaide Fringe)
Roll up! Roll up! Witness the Marvellous Elephant Man as he takes to the stage of the Wonderland Spiegeltent at the Adelaide Fringe. Experience the musical comedy winning rave reviews!
The story starts on the pitiless streets of Victorian London, where a disfigured man strives to find his place. But when a cruel Doctor exploits him for fame, the man is forced to face the prejudice of the age to prove that love conquers all.
This original Australian production is co-directed by the Olivier-award winning, Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe veteran Guy Masterson alongside Christopher Mitchell. Don’t miss this gothic fairy tale retelling that’s as hysterical and heartwarming as it is heartbreaking.
Presented by: Guy Masterson, Floating World Entertainment & Joanne Hartstone
An important note: Rather than diminishing Joseph Merrick’s very real misfortunes - or trivializing the cruelty and indifference of Victorian London - this comic reimagining brings to life the hopefulness and courage of a deeply-misunderstood man
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
‘Book of Mormon meets Beauty and the Beast.’ - SARA CATHERINE, BEAT Magazine
A Fringe must see! - Anastazija Hankins, Glam Adelaide
OUTRAGEOUSLY entertaining from the tip of its trunk to the twist in the end of its tail/tale - Patrick McDonald, The Advertiser