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  Neverwhere at Lifeline Theatre


Lifeline Theatre
6912 North Glenwood Chicago

Richard Mayhew commits an act of kindness on the streets of London and finds himself trapped in a shadow world beneath the city. Lady Door returns home one day to find her family slain and her life upended. Drawn together by fate - and forces more powerful than they can guess - these two must brave countless trials, uncover the truth behind a dark conspiracy, and face the indomitable Great Beast before they can set things right again. Journey to London Below with a rogues' gallery of liars, outcasts, and assassins, on a treacherous quest to awaken the hero within.

Thru - Aug 12, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm

Price: $40

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-761-4477

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  Neverwhere Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...The material itself likely resonates better with younger audiences, but even grown-ups will appreciate Alan Donahue's scenic and properties design-an elaborate labyrinth of kaleidoscoping, whooshing doors and architectural fragments—and Mike Oleon's personality-rich menagerie of puppets."
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Dan Jakes

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel, “Neverwhere”, is on my top 10 list of favorite books, so I was beyond excited when I had the opportunity to see Robert Kauzlaric’s 2010 adaptation at Lifeline Theatre. That production had me on the edge of my seat. This time around, my friend Karen, another Gaiman fan, went with me. The 2018 version “Neverwhere”, directed by Ilesa Duncan, has a different look but was just as engrossing. The audience was spellbound. 2 hours seemed like 20 minutes!"
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Carol Moore

NewCity Chicago - Recommended

"...“Neverwhere” is not the most revolutionary piece of theater in the world though perhaps watching it will help you remember to be kinder and more thoughtful to people are less fortunate than you. But it is powerful in its representation and joyful in its fantasy."
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Emma Couling

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...This is a wonderful production, especially for fans of Neil Gaiman’s sublime, unique version of Alice’s Adventures Underground. Audiences looking for the perfect escapist comic drama, filled with action and adventure, should look no further than the current drama playing at this jewel of Rogers Park. Ilesa Duncan’s terrific production is a bracing, breathtaking good time that’s the theatrical equivalent of a great summer beach read. Just be careful of falling between the cracks."
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Colin Douglas

The Fourth Walsh - Recommended

"...The tight ensemble are impressive playing multiple roles. Aneisa Hicks (Hunter & ensemble) goes from ordinary coworker to fierce warrior. The always versatile Michaela Petro (Jessica, Anaesthesia & ensemble) effortlessly and amazingly changes character and accent continuously. And Dave Skvarla (Old Bailey, The Earl & ensemble) plays vagrant and royalty with disparate flourish. Nod out to Aly Renee Amidei(Costume Designer) for underworld finery from velvet overcoats to shiny gold tapestry. Each character has a distinct look."
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Katy Walsh

Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...For its final production of this season, Lifeline Theatre is remounting its acclaimed 2010 hit, an original adaptation (by Robert Kauzlaric) of Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy Neverwhere. Sadly, I never saw the original production; however, I will say that if it was as good as the current one, it definitely deserved the multiple Jeffs that it won. This is a wonderful adaptation and a wonderful production."
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Karen Topham

Picture This Post - Recommended

"...Kauzlaric's adaptation accurately captures the essence of Gaiman's novel with an added level of dark humor, and Duncan cleverly brings the piece to life in collaboration with her artistic team. Scenic and Properties Designer Alan Donahue (Lookingglass Ensemble Member) creates an abstract structure that successfully transports the audience both to the upper and lower levels of London. The space is filled with staircases and scaffolding that the actors can use to reach great heights or the depths of the space, which allows Duncan to help emphasize all of the mysterious levels of the city."
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Lauren Katz

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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