Bradley Cooper’s The Elephant Man is taking a trip across the pond. The play, which is currently on Broadway, will have a limited run in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket beginning May 19. Cooper will return to the physically demanding role of John Merrick, the play’s titular character. His Broadway compatriots Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson will also join him in London.
“Never did we think we would have the privilege to perform this show on Broadway, let alone in London,” Cooper said in a statement. “I’m honoured that Alessandro, Patricia, the entire company and I have the opportunity to continue to tell his story.” The production with Cooper, Nivola, and Clarkson began at Williamstown Theatre Festival back in 2012.
Producers also announced earlier this week that play’s Broadway run has been slightly abbreviated to accommodate Cooper’s trip to the Oscars on Feb. 22 for his work in American Sniper. Now, the final performance will take place on Feb. 21. Additionally, performances Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. were canceled so that Cooper can go to the DGA Awards.