The Underground Man

ajtc and Nottingham Playhouse present

The Underground Man

By Nick Wood - an adaptation of Mick Jackson's award-winning novel

Thursday 22 September - Saturday 8 October 2016

Neville Studio - Tickets: £15 (£13.50 concessions)

Details

Extra Performances Added Due To Popular Demand!


Tickets are selling fast so book now to avoid disappointment!
Matinee performances are now available on Fri 7 Oct at 1pm and Sat 8 Oct at 3pm.

A life of fascination, obsession and deep scientific curiosity.

William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, The Fifth Duke of Portland, is an eccentric Nottinghamshire aristocrat whose imagination and curiosity know no bounds. This deceptively simple man struggles to come to terms with a world that is teeming with new knowledge, ill-founded opinion and gossip.

Why does he hide himself away at Welbeck Abbey? What is his fascination with tunnels? Will he ever unearth the secrets hidden in his memory?

In a sequence of events that are often curious and frequently hilarious he reveals moments of surprising perception and wisdom.

Nottingham Playhouse and ajtc have combined their talents to co‑produce a stage adaptation of Mick Jackson’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel. The result is a free-flowing, innovative performance which features live music and a specially commissioned score.

The Underground Man is a delectable blend of fact and fiction in which the intriguing details of a complex life are richly explored through the vibrant imagination of a gentle soul.

You can have your tickets posted to you for an additional £1.

Reviews

“A quietly strange, original and riveting piece of theatre.”
Nottingham Post

“A Must See” ★★★★
East Midlands Theatre

“Tour de force performances”
Theatre World

“Of interest to anyone interested in local history… also a meditation on age, life, love and loneliness.”
Left Lion

“Imaginative and pacey”
Exeunt Magazine

Going Underground: Rehearsal Clip


Adapting The Underground Man

“Its diary form is the first thing I wanted to change because a diary is about reflection, and a play needs action.”

Writer Nick Wood discusses the changes made when bringing this award-winning novel to the stage. Read his blog to see how a script develops between drafts.

Designing The Underground Man

The Underground Man presents a set designer with the unique challenge of portraying the complex tunnels of Welbeck Abbey on the small Neville Studio stage. That task has fallen to Harriet Clarke, in her first professional job since graduating from NTU’s Theatre Design course. Read Harriet’s blog.

Dates & Times

The Underground Man - Thu 22 Sep 8:00pm Thu 22 Sep Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Fri 23 Sep 8:00pm Fri 23 Sep Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Sat 24 Sep 8:00pm Sat 24 Sep Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Mon 26 Sep 8:00pm Mon 26 Sep Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Tue 27 Sep 7:00pm Tue 27 Sep Neville Studio 7:00pm Press Night £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Wed 28 Sep 8:00pm Wed 28 Sep Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Thu 29 Sep 8:00pm Thu 29 Sep Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Fri 30 Sep 8:00pm Fri 30 Sep Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Sat 1 Oct 2:00pm Sat 1 Oct Neville Studio 2:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Sat 1 Oct 8:00pm Sat 1 Oct Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Tue 4 Oct 8:00pm Tue 4 Oct Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Wed 5 Oct 8:00pm Wed 5 Oct Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Thu 6 Oct 8:00pm Thu 6 Oct Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Fri 7 Oct 1:00pm Fri 7 Oct Neville Studio 1:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Fri 7 Oct 8:00pm Fri 7 Oct Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Sat 8 Oct 3:00pm Sat 8 Oct Neville Studio 3:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)
The Underground Man - Sat 8 Oct 8:00pm Sat 8 Oct Neville Studio 8:00pm £15 (£13.50 concessions)

Reviews

“A quietly strange, original and riveting piece of theatre.”
Nottingham Post

“A Must See” ★★★★
East Midlands Theatre

“Tour de force performances”
Theatre World

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