Neston Town Hall, Cheshire April 7: 7.30pm: box-office 0151 353 1928
Goostrey Village Hall, Cheshire April 8: 7.30pm: box-office 01477 544467
The Underground Man is a co-production between ajtc and Nottingham Playhouse where it will play in the Neville Studio from September 22 to October 8 2016, before embarking on a national and international tour
ajtc and Nottingham Playhouse present
The Underground Man
A life of fascination, obsession and deep scientific curiosity. William John Cavendish Scott-Bentinck, the 5th Duke of Portland is an eccentric English 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? What is his fascination with tunnels? Will he ever unearth the secrets hidden in his memory?
In a sequence of events that are often bizarre and frequently hilarious he reveals moments of surprising perception and wisdom.
Adapted by Nick Wood from Mick Jackson's Booker shortlisted novel this ajtc Nottingham Playhouse co-production melds the best of both innovative companies in a free-flowing, innovative performance that 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 thfrough the vibrant imagination of a gentle soul.
A journey, with a Gothic twist, through the curious tunnels of a Victorian mind.
Ideal for audiences 14+
'Soaked through with originality and expertly written: tragi-comic fiction with the most endearingly sympathetic of anti-heroes.' The Times
'A strong narrative drive, a Gothic twist and wonderful cast of secondary characters make this an entrancingly readable book.' Sunday Telegraph
'Something of a hero of mine' Bill Bryson
The Underground Man' is a work of creative imagination and is not to be considered as an historical document.
The play is based on Mick Jackson's award winning novel and was, initially, inspired by aspects of the life of the 5th. Duke of Portland.
Many characters, names, incidents, and locations and events have been fictionalised for dramatic purposes.
The production is an adaptation of a fictional work.
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