Ellie Goulding weeps during Bradley Cooper's performance

'Love Me Like You Do' hitmaker Ellie Goulding was surprised with a trip to see Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man' by her boyfriend Dougie Poynter and she was moved to tears by the actor's performance.

Ellie Goulding weeps during Bradley Cooper's performance

Ellie Goulding was a "blubbering fool" as she watched Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man'.

The 28-year-old singer went to see the West End theatre show in London last night (30.07.15) which stars the 40-year-old Hollywood actor in the lead role as severely deformed man Joseph Merrick, who was a "curiosity" in Victoria England.

Ellie was so impressed by Bradley's emotional performance as Merrick she was moved to tears.

In a Twitter post, she wrote: "Met the (incredible) cast and was a blubbering fool ... Very moving performances. Cried lots. New found respect for Bradley Cooper."

The 'Love Me Like You Do' hitmaker revealed the theatre trip was a surprise gift from her boyfriend, McBusted star Dougie Poynter, and she posted a photograph of herself smiling during the interval at the Haymarket Theatre.

She captioned the snap on Instagram: "My surprise was being brought to see The Elephant Man!"

Bradley portrays Merrick - who had a twisted back and growths on his face and the whole right side of his body due to undiagnosed conditions - without the use of prosthetics or make-up and has had to learn how to contort his body to convey Merrick's disabilities.

'The Elephant Man' closes in London on August 9.

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