Daid Calder in The Nether at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Actor Replacing David Beames for the West End Transfer of the 2014 Royal Court Hit
When it was announced that Royal Court hit The Nether would be transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre this January it was also revealed that most of its cast would joining the show in the West End. However, at the time of the announcement there was one name missing from the list, David Beames, who had been portraying the character of Doyle during the summer.
Now the reason for this has been revealed. When The Nether runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre, David Calder will instead take on the role.
The Nether is a play by Jennifer Haley, who has been behind numerous acclaimed shows, and it is directed by the well known theatre practitioner Jeremy Herrin. It takes us to the middle of the 21st century where a highly advanced form of virtual reality is available. In this digital world users are able to explore their every fantasy and in an environment where they identity is shielded. But in this anonymous world there are consequences for society at large, with a dark side to virtual reality.
David Calder has appeared in a range of stage shows throughout his career, with numerous credits in the West End and for the National Theatre, latter of which has seen him appear in the likes of The Futurists and The Doctor’s Dilemma. His theatre roles have also include Twelfth Night for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Duke of York’s Theatre and Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre, among others. He has also made his way to television screens and entertained audiences in shows such as Cuckoo, Houdini, Casualty, DCI Banks, The Wrong Mans and the series Titanic.
The Nether is one of many West End transfers that audiences have to look forward to. The New Year also brings the Young Vic’s A View From The Bridge with Mark Strong to the Wyndham’s Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse’s My Night With Reg with Julian Ovenden to the Apollo Theatre.
The Nether replaces Neville’s Island at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Monday 23rd February 2015 (previews from Tuesday 20th January 2015).