The Underground Man

Mick Jackson’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel, The Underground Man has been adapted for stage by Nottingham Playhouse and ajtc. The performance, which has received incredible reviews on its opening at the end of September will be coming to The Courtyard on Tuesday 18 October.

William John Cavendish Scott-Bentinck was an eccentric English Aristocrat whose imagination and curiosity knew no bounds. A hypochondriac and chronic reclusive known for building elaborate tunnels under his house, this deceptively simple man struggled to come to terms with a world that is teeming with new knowledge, ill-founded opinion and gossip. In a sequence of events that are often curious and frequently hilarious, this performance reveals moments of surprising perception and wisdom.

Nottingham Post declared the innovative performance, which features live music and a specially commissioned score, “…A highly effective two-hander, with beautifully and suitably understated performances from Iain Armstrong as William and Mick Jasper as his butler Clement…”

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. The Underground Man will be in the Studio Theatre on Tuesday 18 October at 8pm. Tickets £14, Concessions £12.

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