A moving play about the true story of John Merrick, famously known as the Elephant Man, will be portrayed at a community theatre in aid of charity.

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The Elephant Man, written by Bernard Pomerance, will be performed at Sheringham Little Theatre from Wednesday February 12-Saturday February 15.

It has been reworked by Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society.

The group, which was formed 100 years ago, hopes to raise £500 for Changing Faces that helps people with facial disfigurements.

Changing Faces provides support to adults, children and their families.

The Elephant Man follows the story of Mr Merrick who was abandoned in a workhouse by his mother at the age of three during the Victorian era.

In the play Mr Merrick is rescued from a freak show by Mr Treeves, who was later appointed Royal surgeon to Prince Edward VII.

The show will be performed at 7.30pm each day and there will be a 2.30pm matinee show on February 15.

Tickets cost £9 for the Wednesday evening and Saturday matinee shows and £10 for other performances. To book call 01263 822347 or visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com.

Visit www.changingfaces.org.uk for information about the Changing Faces charity.

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