VenueUpstairs at the Gatehouse
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From30th May 2017
To4th June 2017
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sun 16:00
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Notes from Underground

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.
Author John Cooper (inspired by Dostoyevsky)

Archive :: production:T733101261, play:S01184097412, venue:V1170

Production details

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.


Company Traffic of the Stage
Director Harry Meacher
Costume Andrew McRobb
Design Bryan Hands

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