The Australian Premiere
Presented by Catnip Productions
Written by Jennifer Haley
Seymour Centre, 13 Sept - 7 Oct 2017
Explore the dark side of the web
Featuring as part of the Reginald season, The Nether by Jennifer Haley is one of the most provocative plays in recent times.
The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire.
An intricate crime drama and a haunting thriller set in the not too distant future, The Nether follows an investigation into the complicated morality of identity in the digital world, and explores the consequences of making dreams a reality.
Following sell out seasons in the West End and Broadway, Jennifer Haley's multi-award winning play now comes to the Seymour in an Australian premiere by Catnip Productions.
Kim Knuckey, Katie Fitchett, Alan Faulkner, Alec Snow and Danielle Catanzariti
DIRECTOR | Justin Martin
PRODUCER | Cat Dibley, Catnip Productions
SET DESIGNER | Pip Runciman
COSTUME DESIGNER | Mel Liertz
LIGHTING DESIGNER | Christopher Page
COMPOSERS AND SOUND DESIGNERS | James Brown and Tom Hogan
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | Kate Skinner
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | Becky Matthews
STAGE MANAGER | Cecilia Nelson
ASM and PRODUCTION MANAGER | Maria Spataro
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT | Alex Packard
“The Nether is a tremendous production, a cold, hard look at human behaviour.” - Huffington Post
“Haley’s play at first challenges us to think the unthinkable, then almost seduces us into it.”
- The Financial Times
“This is mind-bending, it’s ingenious and it’s ethically challenging.” - The London Times
“The Nether is a gripping and deeply disconcerting look at the Internet and its role in one of the most disturbing issues of our times.” - Telegraph
“‘The Nether is an emotional detective story first and foremost.” - Time Out London
“Haley has taken as her subject several of the most fearsome betes noires of our age.” - The Guardian