Underground Railroad Game, landing at the Soho Theatre this September after a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, tackles the same theme through a fresh, surprising premise. Two school teachers (played by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R Sheppard), one a black woman, the other a white man, are trying to introduce their ten-year-old pupils – that’s us, the audience – to the American Civil War. But have they bitten off more than they can chew?
Accuracy to life aside, the show has been lauded as ‘wayward, unsettling and troublingly funny’, and was named as one of The New York Times’ 25 best new American plays of the last 25 years. It looks set to be just as successful down south as it has been at the Fringe — so snap up tickets while you can.
|What||Underground Railroad Game, Soho Theatre|
|Where||Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3NE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Tottenham Court Road (underground)|
04 Sep 18 – 13 Oct 18, Matinées at 3pm
|Website||Click here to find out more and book tickets|