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Review – The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Thursday 28 May 2015

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One of the world’s most desirable film stars playing an undesirable? No wonder the seats prices range up to an undesirably eye-watering ¬£108.

Still, fame is relative. When Phil told his sister he was seeing¬†Bradley Cooper as The Elephant Man she said she’d never heard of him.

Mr Cooper is called upon to impersonate the hugely deformed “half man”, “half elephant” John Merrick (which should be Joseph Merrick apparently) with the added hurdle of making us forget John Hurt’s memorable performance in the 1980 David Lynch film. This he manages rather successfully by instead reminding Phil of David Walliams. Read the rest of this entry »

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