The Fourth Monkey Ensemble is the professional touring arm of Fourth Monkey. Borne out of the training programme, assembled from actors who have trained with us and those who share our collective language, the ensemble deliver original physical work nationally and internationally under the direction of the company’s artistic director, Steven Green.
Details on the next ensemble production will be announced very soon!
Fourth Monkey Ensemble Tour 2015
“The production succeeds in absorbing the audience into Merrick’s world”
“Elephant Man” is one of the must-see shows of the year so far and if I could give it 10 stars I would but even that wouldn’t be enough praise for such an amazing, compelling, thought provoking and unforgettable production.”
“Fourth Monkey’s Elephant Man is simple and beautiful in its execution, uplifting, unforgettable”
“Fourth Monkey continually presents shows the provide that little something extra and Elephant Man is no different. An unsettling Victorian drama that will have you welling up when you leave”
The Public Reviews
Inspired by the iconic David Lynch film and following a critically acclaimed launch at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the tale of the elephant man returns in a stunning new stage adaption. With numerous award nominations, Elephant Man tells the true story of the fabled Joseph Merrick in a production that is ‘profoundly unforgettable’, ‘uplifting’, and ‘beautiful’.
Abandoned as a child, the horribly deformed Joseph, played with “startling subtlety” by Daniel Chrisostomou, survives as a freak-show attraction and medical marvel. But as he sits silently under the stares of London’s high society, it is the world around him that appears grotesque.
Nominated for an Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award, Elephant Man toured nationally in Autumn 2014 and again in Spring 2015 following a sell out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. During this tour the production received critical acclaim, see-out audiences and was nominated for two Offie (off west-end) awards for Best Production and Best Male.
Elephant Man tour is supported by Arts Council England for more information see www.artscouncil.org.uk