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The Elephant Man – Talk & Screening

Sat 11 Jul, 6:30pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £14-£12 , approx running time: Talk 60mins / Film 123mins

Age: 12A

Director: David Lynch

Country: UK/USA

Year: 1980

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the The Elephant Man we are screening a restored version of the film alongside an in conversation with author Joanne Vigor-Mungovin who wrote Joseph: The Life, Times and Places of The Elephant Man.

After researching her family tree Joanne discovered that she was related to Tom Norman, the showman who exhibited Joseph Merrick. She went on to discover the final resting place of ‘The Elephant Man’ and this evening will provide a great insight into a fascinating man.

In our 40th anniversary screening John Hunt starts as the elephant man, John Merrick, in this moving and unforgettable true story of cruelty, humanity and survival. Merrick, a man affected with a terrible disability, is shunned by Victorian Society. An ambitious young doctor (Hopkins) sets out to help him, and discovers a man of sensibility and kindness beneath the surface.

6.30pm-7.30pm In Conversation with Joanne Vigor-Mungovin + Q&A

7.30pm-8pm Interval and Book Signing

8pm Screening of The Elephant Man