Adam Pearson: Freak Show

Adam Pearson: Freak Show

Actor and presenter Adam Pearson has been called ‘freak’ and ‘Elephant Man’ because of his similarity to famous freak show performer Joseph Merrick. He explores the world of freak shows and meets performers who use their medical conditions to entertain and make money. Adam has neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes non-cancerous tumours to grow on his face, causing severe disfigurement. The word ‘freak’ is a label he despises but he was inspired to face his demons after being approached to work with an American freak show.