Comedy, Musical Theatre

The Marvellous Elephant Man: The Musical

A gripping tale of love, connection and the human condition on the pitiless streets of Victorian London, where a disfigured man strives to find his place.

  • Dates 18 - 23 April

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

Roll up! Roll up! Witness the Marvellous Elephant Man as he takes to the Chapel Off Chapel stage at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF). Experience the musical comedy which won rave reviews at its 2023 Adelaide Fringe Festival and 2022 MICF runs!

WINNER of the Critics Circle Award (Adelaide Fringe)

The story starts on the pitiless streets of Victorian London, where a disfigured man strives to find his place. But when a cruel doctor exploits him for fame, the man is forced to face the prejudice of the age to prove that love conquers all.

This original Australian production is co-directed by the Olivier-award winning, Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe veteran Guy Masterson alongside Christopher Mitchell. Don’t miss this gothic fairy tale retelling that’s as hysterical and heartwarming as it is heartbreaking.

Important note: Rather than diminishing Joseph Merrick’s very real misfortunes – or trivializing the cruelty and indifference of Victorian London – this comic reimagining brings to life the hopefulness and courage of a deeply-misunderstood man.

What the critics are saying

    'The Book of Mormon meets Beauty & The Beast!'

    Beat magazine

    'OUTRAGEOUSLY entertaining.'

    Adelaide Advertiser

    ‘An audaciously witty comedy with a lot of heart.'


    'A must see and the jewel of the Fringe.'

    Stage Whispers

    'Delightful madness.'

    The AU Review

    ‘This production is pure joy.’

    Smart Arts

    ‘Witty, whimsical and wild.’


    ‘Theatre magic in all its glorious elements.’

    The Barefoot Review

    ‘A rollercoaster adventure of delight, suspense, surprise and thrills.’

    Canberra Critics Circle

Connect with the Artist


18 - 23 April


Tuesday: 7.30pm (Preview)
Wednesday - Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 1.30pm & 8pm
Sunday: 7.30pm


$65 Standard
$60 Concession
$60 Groups (6+)
$45 Preview performance (Tue 18 April)


Two hours & 20-minutes (incl. 20-minute interval)

All Chapel Off Chapel performances have a strict lockout policy.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive at least 15-minutes before performance time.

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15-minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require accessible seating or wheelchair access, call the Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.


Coarse language & strobe lighting
Theatrical haze & sexual references
This performance is suitable for ages 15+

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:


Venue will open one hour prior to showtime.
The venue will be CASHLESS.
Mask wearing is strongly encouraged when inside the theatres.


Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.