Soundstage Events presents a screening of the highly acclaimed film and an onstage interview with its renowned production designer Stuart Craig and Simon Treves, the great-great nephew of Sir Frederick Treves, the surgeon who looked after Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man.
Duke’s at Komedia / Sunday June 9th / 4pm / Tickets £9 / Hosted by Jonathan Glendening
The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch, was released in 1980 and starred John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. It tells the true tale of a badly deformed young man in Victorian London, known in the film as John Merrick and how he is taken under the wing of kind surgeon Frederick Treves. The Elephant Man is a magnificent film and a moving experience.
Stuart Craig was Oscar nominated for The Elephant Man and he won a BAFTA for the film. His credits also include every Harry Potter film, Superman, A Bridge Too Far, The English Patient, Gandhi, Notting Hill and Shadowlands.
Simon Treves is the great-great nephew of Frederick Treves, the surgeon who looked after The Elephant Man, played in the film by Anthony Hopkins. As an actor, Simon has performed in many of Britain’s leading theatres. He has worked with Hopkins three times. His television credits include Jeeves and Wooster, Red Dwarf and Lynda La Plante’s Above Suspicion.