Headlong and Royal Court thriller The Nether to transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre
Jennifer Haley’s acclaimed, award winning crime drama and thriller The Nether, set in the year 2050, is to get a West End run this winter.
Playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 30 January 2015 for 12 weeks only, the Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production will star original cast members including Amanda Hale as Morris, Stanley Townsend as Sims, Ivanno Jeremiah as Woodnut, and Zoe Brough and Isabella Pappas alternating the role of Iris.
Directed by Headlong artistic director Jeremy Herrin, the show has set designs by Es Devlin, costume design by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls.
Set in the year 2050, “The Nether” offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire.
This intricate crime drama and haunting thriller about the complicated, disturbing morality of identity in the digital world, won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
The Nether is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions.
Currently playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre is Neville’s Island starring Adrian Edmondson, Neil Morrissey, Robert Webb and Miles Jupp, until 3 January 2015.
BOOKING OPENS 22 OCTOBER: Book tickets to The Nether at the Duke of York’s Theatre
MORE ABOUT THE CAST
Amanda Hale can currently be seen on stage in Jagged Edge’s production of Uncle Vanya at the St James Theatre. Her previous theatre credits include Wastwater and The City for the Royal Court, King Lear and Elektra for Headlong and the Young Vic, Eldorado at the Arcola, The Domino Heart at the Finborough, The House of Bernarda Alba for the Almeida Theatre, Our Class for the National Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest for Oxford Playhouse, After Dido for the Young Vic and Pornography for Birmingham Rep/Traverse Theatre. Her extensive television credits include Dates, The White Queen, Ripper Street, Rev, Being Human, Spooks, Richard is My Boyfriend and Persuasion. Her film credits include The Invisible Woman, The Look of Love and Bright Star.
Ivanno Jeremiah has theatre credits including Truth and Reconciliation for the Royal Court, Julius Caesar for the Royal Shakespeare Company, As You Like It for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Welcome Home at the Pleasance and the international tour of The Suit. His television credits include Humans, The Hollow Crown, The Jury II and Injustice. On film his credits include Julius Caesar, Papadopoulos & Sons and The Veteran.
Stanley Townsend has theatre credits including Tribes, The Alice Trilogy, Shining City, Under the Blue Sky and The Weir all for the Royal Court, King Lear, Phèdre, Gethsemane, Happy Now, Remember This and Guys and Dolls all for the National Theatre, Broken Glass at the Tricycle and in the West End and A View from a Bridge at the Lyceum, Edinburgh. His extensive television credits include the recent series of 24: Die Another Day opposite Kiefer Sutherland, as well as Quirke, The Shadow Line, Ripper Street, Toast, Sherlock Holmes, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle, Spooks, Fleming, Mad Dogs , Whistleblower, New Worlds, The Virgin Queen, Fresh Meat and Appropriate Adult. On film his credits include The Voices, One Chance, Happy Go Lucky and The Libertine.