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Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game
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The Scotsman


    Start date2 Aug 2018
    End date26 Aug 2018
  • TicketsPreview Tickets: Full price £15 / Concession £9. Tickets: Full price £21.50 / Standard concession £16.50 / U30s & Students £15 / Other concession £9.50
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    UK Premiere
    Soho Theatre presents the Ars Nova production

    Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson.

    Going round after round on the mat of American history, the duo tackles race, sex and power politics in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy.

    2017 Obie Award-winner and Time Out New York's Best of 2016. / @sohotheatre / @arsnova / #UndergroundRailroadGame

    Thu 2 Aug, 7pm
    Sat 4 Aug, 5.50pm

    Preview Tickets
    Full price £15
    Concession £9

    Sun 5 – Sun 26 Aug
    (No Mon Performances)

    Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times. 

    Full price £21.50
    Standard concession £16.50
    U30s / Students £15
    Other concession £9.50

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Running Time
    1h 25m approximately

    Age Recommendation 

    Note: Contains nudity, adult themes and strong language

    Image by Cade Martin

    • Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special

      Created by
    • Taibi Magar

    • Tilly Grimes

      Production Design
    • Steven Dufala

      Set Designer
    • Oona Curley

      Lighting Designer
    • Mikaal Sulaiman

      Sound Designer
    • Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R Sheppard

      The Scotsman
    • It is discomfiting and slippery, complex and fascinating. This is explosive, fearless theatre and it’s impossible not to be rocked by it. ★★★★★
      The Stage
    • Suffice it to say that by the close, values have been tested, platitudes overturned, taboos broken. ★★★★★
      What’s On Stage
    • This subversive race relations satire storms the Fringe. ★★★★★
      Time Out
    • Perverse and unforgettable. It's unwieldy yet beautiful... ★★★★★
      The List
    • It’s a show to make your skin crawl, but it’s a hell of a ride. ★★★★★
      The Arts Desk
    • Darkly comic and at times not an easy watch — but it packs a big punch. ★★★★
      Evening Standard
    • Underground Railroad Game is fearless in the way it confronts shame and slippery in the way that it refuses to ever let the audience off the hook. ★★★★
      The Independent
    • With a sharp comedy that sticks its finger in raw wounds, it builds to a startling scene of self-flagellating sadomasochism. ★★★★
      Fest Magazine
    • A wayward, unsettling and troublingly funny two-hander. ★★★★
    • There is nothing safe about Underground Railroad Game… ★★★★
      The Sunday Times
    • As unsettling and strange as anything you could expect to see at the Fringe... it’s an essential part of a Traverse season that probes how power is wielded — and broken. ★★★★
      Financial Times
    • Abandons subtlety in favour of full-out, in-your-face comedy, intended to shock and inform. ★★★★
      The Reviews Hub
    • As thought provoking as it is funny, it is a challenging production that demands to be seen. ★★★★
      Across the Arts
    • Fantastically fearless and damning, the kind of theatre that is improved by having no idea what punches it will throw, and when.
      The Observer
    • Hilarious and agonizingly awkward and sincerely shocking in turns.
    • A dazzling and confrontational production that exhilarates and shocks in equal measure. ★★★★★
    • In-all-ways sensational.
      The New York Times
    • Explosive! Fearlessly, ferociously uninhibited… it’s wildly entertaining.
      The New Yorker

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