The power of cutting-edge technology is the compelling theme of The Nether, the unmissable play that has transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Akin to a virtual reality, The Nether allows people to plug themselves in to a world of startlingly new and amazing experiences. Promising participants the ultimate freedom, people are free to choose brand new identities and live carefree lives in which they can indulge whatever desire they want.
Of course, this new found nirvana must come at a cost. An inexperienced detective looks to investigate this apparently miraculous technology. On closer inspection, it is revealed that all is not as it seems as she comes across shocking acts carried out in the name of entertainment. 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 thought-provoking ideas.