Age Restriction: 16+. Contains adult content and language and scenes of a disturbing nature.
The Duke of York’s Theatre gears up to welcome the Royal Court and Headlong Theatre Company’s The Nether, which appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in 2014. A play penned by the acclaimed Jennifer Haley and directed by the Headlong’s Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, it will take audiences to a future that offers a digital and virtual reality, with dark consequences taking hold of society.
The cast includes Stanley Townsend and Amanda Hale alongside Zoe Brough, Ivanno Jeremiah and Isabella Pappas, all of whom reprise their roles from the Royal Court production from the summer of 2014.
This mentioned future is far in the middle of the 21st century, where the world offers an advanced form of virtual entertainment, a medium that can allow users to indulge in their fantasies whilst remaining unknown. But this inevitably has a dark side and our focus is on a young detective who happens upon this underbelly of dark desires, allowing The Nether to explore some topical and harsh realities.
It includes themes related to paedophilia in a digital age, mirroring the very dilemmas facing our society today, and with such a profound area to explore it is no wonder that The Nether has been the recipient of such acclaim and a multitude of awards.
Stanley Townsend will be a familiar face to that have picked up theatre tickets and witnessed various shows in London over the years. The talented performer has appeared in a wealth of plays in the West End, for the Royal Court, for the Old Vic and for various other venues around the country, in addition to numerous television and film roles. His credits include The Weir for the Royal Court and Duke of York’s Theatre, as well as Remember This at the National Theatre, Prayers Of Sherkin at the Old Vic and The Plough And The Stars at the Young Vic, among others.
Meanwhile, Amanda Hale has also enjoyed a long and varied career in the West End and beyond, starring in everything from Uncle Vanya at the St James Theatre to The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Theatre, as well as shows such as The White Queen for the BBC.
The Nether follows Neville’s Island at the Duke of York’s Theatre with a run beginning on Monday 23rd February 2015 (with previews from Tuesday 20th January 2015).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 25th April 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 25th April 2015|
|Age Restriction:||16+. Contains adult content and language and scenes of a disturbing nature.|
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