The Underground Man
23 Nov 2016
Adapted by Nick Wood from Mick Jackson’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel.
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.
A journey, with a Gothic twist, through the curious tunnels of a Victorian mind.
A free-flowing, innovative performance that features live music and a specially commissioned score.
Tickets* Standard £14, Concessions £12, Friends £10
*Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online