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.

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

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