The power of cutting-edge technology is the theme of The Nether, in which the virtual world takes centre stage, as the Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre on the West End.
In what is essentially virtual reality, The Nether brings with it a discovery of new and amazing experiences, where people are free to choose new identities and indulge in whatever they desire.
An inexperienced detective investigates this apparently miraculous technology; but on closer inspection all is not as it seems. Her journey into the murky virtual world leads her to some very sinister parts of the imagination.
Part sci-fi thriller and part police drama, Jennifer Haley's work combines a rare mix of edge-of-the-seat tension and challenging ideas.
- Jeremy Herrin