Peter Wolf the man in the elephant mask

"Peter Wolf's first radio play won a Sony Award; his second retells the story of Joseph Merrick with a scorching intensity that confirms a real new talent. Cherry Cookson gives it a deservedly rich production."
 - THE GUARDIAN
"The story of the so-called Elephant Man is familiar. There has been a television version and a film, directed by David Lynch, but this radio version is by far the most engaging. The performancers are outstanding, especially Roger Allam as Merrick and Tim Pigott-Smith as Frederick Treves. But in drama everything depends on the writing, and here is where The Man In The Elephant Mask scores heavily...a superb version."
 - THE TIMES
 
THE MAN IN THE ELEPHANT MASK was first broadcast September 1997 on BBC Radio 4,
with several repeats since its premiere

Script: Peter Wolf                 Director: Cherry Cookson                Music: Norbert Zehm