The Nether

by Jennifer Haley

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Following a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Jennifer Haley's critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning play transfers to London's Duke of York's Theatre for a limited 12-week run. Please "Click Here": www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/thenetherwestend to book. The Nether offers complete freedom - a new virtual wonderland provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of imagination. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both an intricate crime drama and a haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of making dreams a reality. This new play follows an investigation into the complicated and disturbing morality of paedophilia in a digital world. Age Guidance: 16+ Contains adult content and language and scenes of a disturbing nature Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes approx. "Watch our video interview with Jennifer Haley.": www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0b8PpnQFsk&list=UUFgRpc2s66Hq1RyDO6XI5SQ "Find out more about The Big Idea - discussion events inspired by the themes in The Nether.": www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-big-idea-the-nether "Check out our interactive trailer for The Nether:": anetherrealm.co.uk/ "!/files/images/applicationfiles/977.7570.wintercropforwebsite/510x310.bywidth.jpg!": anetherrealm.co.uk/ Jennifer Haley won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Nether, which premiered in spring 2013 at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. The production also garnered her an Ovation Award for Best Original Play and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle award for Writing. Jennifer's other plays include Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, which premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville 2008 Humana Festival, Froggy, in development with The Banff Centre and American Conservatory Theater, and Sustainable Living, featured at the 2012 Ojai Playwrights Conference. Jennifer's plays have been developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Lark Play Development Center, PlayPenn, Page 73, and the MacDowell Colony. She is a member of New Dramatists in New York City and lives in Los Angeles, where she founded a writing collective called the Playwrights Union. Jeremy Herrin directs. The Nether will be the first play he directs for Headlong since taking over as Artistic Director in September 2013. Jeremy was Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 2009 until 2012, where his credits included No Quarter, Hero, Haunted Child, The Heretic, Kin, Spur of the Moment, Off the Endz, The Priory, Tusk Tusk, The Vertical Hour and That Face, which transferred to the West End. He has most recent directed the world premiere of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in two parts for the RSC, which transferred to the West End in May 2014. Other recent credits include Another Country at Chichester Festival Theatre which also transferred to the West End in 2014, This House at the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Director, Uncle Vanya and South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre which transferred to the West End, Absent Friends in the West End and The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe. Nether Realm 1. Another world for mystical creatures 2. Demon world 3. A dimension of Evil or imagination urbandictionary.com The Nether Realm Located on screens throughout the Royal Court, The Nether Realm is a live interactive virtual world, which explores the relationship between virtually reality and the real world. The world is linked in real time to the twitter hashtag "#TheNether": twitter.com/search?q=%23TheNether&src=typd. Every time the hashtag is used on twitter, new life is breathed into the world. When the hashtag is not in use the world slowly starts to decay. You can explore the world as an avatar using an interactive kiosk located in the Balcony Bar. You can also create instant change in the world by tweeting the word ‘sunlight' and other similar words along with the hashtag #TheNether. Discover more ways to interact with The Nether Realm by picking up a copy of the guide book in the foyer or downloading the guidebook from the "Headlong website":headlong.co.uk/ideas/nether-realm It's up to you how beautiful or how dark the world becomes. The Nether Realm, by Michael Takeo Magruder with Drew Baker and Erik Fleming, 2014. Inspired by The Nether, a new play by Jennifer Haley. Produced by Headlong, with support from the Royal Court Theatre, 2014. Supported by the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London.* !/files/images/applicationfiles/977.8733.HeadlongLargelogoFORWEB/225x85.bywidth.jpg! "!/files/images/applicationfiles/977.7019.Presslyarticlesscreenshotforwebsite/550x736.bywidth.jpg!": royalcourttheatre.pressly.com/the-nether

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