Daniel Monks

Actors Sophie Holden, +44 (0)20 7393 4477 Email Sophie Holden

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man

Role Merrick
Director Matt Lutton
Malthouse Theatre

Casting Monks, himself an actor with disability, is a masterstroke, combining reality and simulation. But the sheer histrionic ability - childlike and innocent, desperate, wounded; and then swelling into a luminous magnanimity that turns the tables on everyone - is staggering.

Sydney Morning Herald/The Age Review

The acting, too, is memorable. It may well prove unforgettable. Daniel Monks in the title role and Emma J. Hawkins as Miss Fordham bring an exquisite poignancy to the production. Their scene together — when the lonely Merrick meets the gravely ill Fordham — is the heart, purpose and stratospheric plateau of this extraordinarily accomplished and rewarding production.

The Australian Review

Monks delivers a towering performance as Merrick

TimeOut Melbourne Review

Played exquisitely by the talented Daniel Monks… his honesty and innocence as Joseph Merrick is wonderful to watch and connect with

Broadway World Review

Daniel Monks is outstanding and sustains a performance that is both physically and emotionally demanding

Stage Whispers Review

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