The Elephant Man at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet. _50A7335
The Elephant Man at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet. _80A7908
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The Elephant Man at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet. _50A5657
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The Elephant Man at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet. _50A6253
The Elephant Man at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet. _80A8347
The Elephant Man at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet. _50A7299

The Elephant Man

Bristol Old Vic 

Directed by Lee Lyford

Set design by Caitlin Abbott

Costume Design by Stavri Papa

Lighting/Projection by Ziggy Jacobs

Digital Content by Emily Leonard

Photographs by Mark Douet

A deft, penetrating production...
Caitlin Abbott’s set has vaudevillian dash, in which, Merrick, a prize exhibit, is repeatedly trapped 

 The Times

"Nuanced, artfully put together and seamlessly delivered. Overall an on stage triumph"

Bristol24/7

"Heart-stopping emotional brilliance"

★★★★★ Bristol Post

"Brilliantly understated... and it worked beautifully. The set was intriguing."
★★★★★ UKTW.com

 

"Beautifully presented, with scenes free-flowing from one to another ...The set is cleverly designed by Caitlin Abbott to provide the necessary movement." 

★★★★★ Reviewsgate.com

"A powerful, poignant and still relevant play 128 years after the real Joseph Merrick died.The set itself is also a triumph "

★★★★ 

Lifestyle District

"Caitlin Abbott’s inventive set has embraced the play’s unashamed theatricality and artifice very effectively."

★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine

★★★★ 

WhatsOnStage

★★★★ 

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