First look at Bradley Cooper in rehearsals for The Elephant Man

The production opens for previews tonight

Images have been released showing the cast in rehearsals for The Elephant Man which opens for preview performances at Theatre Royal Haymarket this evening (19 May).

The production, which has transferred from Broadway, stars Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola.

Cooper plays Joseph Merrick in the production, which is inspired by the true story of Merrick and his relationship with surgeon Frederick Treves.

The rest of the cast comprises Anthony Heald, Scott Lowell, Kathryn Meisle, Henry Stram, Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne.

Bradley Cooper said: "Never did we think we would have the privilege to perform this show on Broadway, let alone in London. I'm honoured that Alessandro, Patricia, the entire company and I have the opportunity to continue to tell his story."

The Elephant Man runs at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 19 May to 8 August 2015. Tickets are on sale now.