Notes From Underground

Presented by Traffic of the Stage


30th May – 11th June 2017

Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.30pm
Sundays at 4pm

Written by John Cooper

Direction – Harry Meacher
Costume Design – Andrew McRobb
Set Design – Bryan Hands

John Cooper takes Dostoyevsky’s ‘underground man’ from the nineteenth century novella Notes From Underground and transposes him from St. Petersburg to a subterranean, contemporary London, revealing the universality of the Russian author’s writings

Cooper’s play, based on the second part of the novella, A Story of the Falling Sleet, depicts the tragedy of a man turned in on himself, a man who both craves and despises affection.

A cast of seven actors portray the wide variety of contemporary characters that inhabit the man’s underground world where sex is regarded as a negotiable commodity, where the protagonist finds himself overwhelmed by a society that exploits rather than alleviates his inner pain.

“one of the most emotionally involving [shows] I’ve ever seen…deeply intense and yet surprisingly funny”

Stephen Hall, I went to the theatre…

Audience reaction:

‘The script writing was brilliant and immersive and the acting, engaging and spot on. An excellent evening’s entertainment which should not be missed.’

‘The play was very well performed, evoking the drama of a thinker in a mainly superficial world. I appreciated the contemporary London setup. If you have experienced London, you will relate to this show.’

Running time: 1 hour 50 mins, including a 15-minute interval

Tuesday – Friday – £16 / £14 concessions
Saturday / Sunday – £18 / £16

Credit/debit card fee – 50p per ticket
Online fee – 5% of total transaction

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