Dandy In The Underworld is the hilarious and insane story of one of Soho’s most colourful real-life characters, the painter, dandy and failed suicide Sebastian Horsley.

With a childhood surrounded by alcoholism and petty cruelties, an adolescence of rebellion and anarchy and an adulthood peppered with heroin addiction, voluntary crucifixion, failed suicide and a penchant for sex with prostitutes, Horsley’s life was always destined to become a work of art. 

Dandy In The Underworld is adapted from Horsley’s no-holds-barred memoir and directed by Tim Fountain. Milo Twomey, newly back in the UK having completed an 18-month world tour as Alex in the acclaimed Kneehigh production of Brief Encounter, plays Horsley. His TV and film roles include The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand with Sacha Baron Cohen and My Spy Family.

Writer and director of Dandy In The Underworld, Fountain’s previous stage plays include highly acclaimed studies of other Soho provocateurs Quentin Crisp (Resident Alien) and Julie Burchill (Julie Burchill Is Away).

For more about Dandy In The Underworld at the Soho theatre, read the First Night Feature.

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