Cancellation: Due to the move into COVID-19 Protection Framework - Red the team behind The Nether have made the difficult decision to cancel their show at Q Theatre. If you already had tickets to the show we will be in touch with you directly.
Set in the near future. The internet has evolved into the Nether, a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity and indulge any desire.
When Detective Morris investigates a realm called ‘The Hideaway’ which exists as an outlet for people, so their impulses are not acted upon in the real world, she brings its creator in for interrogation.
They discover they have made emotional attachments in this realm that blind them to the greater questions of ethical behaviour, both in the imagination and the outside world.
“Jennifer Haley’s new drama surfs a part of the Web where fantasy threatens to bleed into reality. It’s a gripping piece” - LA Times
"Deeply disturbing and provocative" - The Independent
“This is mind-bending, it’s ingenious and it’s ethically challenging.” — The London Times
Winner - 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Nominee - 2015 Olivier Award for Best Play
Contains adult content, language and scenes of a disturbing nature. Mention and themes of pedophilia. Mature audiences only.
Written by Jennifer Haley Directed by Joe Nathan Produced by Dion Greenstreet Co-Produced by Alex Marris Designed by Mirene Castelltort Score by Paul Williams Performed by Jodie Hillock, Shadon Meredith, Mustaq Missouri, Madeleine Adams and Ryan McIntyre
A young writer encounters an older director on an empty stage.
She wants awe. She wants blood. She wants to change the shape of the world.
Beautifully yearning and uncompromisingly savage, this is theatre with a new set of teeth.
Award-winning choreographer Suzanne Cowan's bold autobiographical work combines a powerful combination of dance, film and theatre, showcasing her subversive disability humour through a surreal dream/landscape that captures her experience of a fluid identity.
Heather and Carla haven't seen each other in years. Carla lives a down and out hand-to-mouth existence while Heather looks like she has it all. During an unexpected catch up, Heather presents Carla with a bag of money and a deadly proposition. At once thrilling and darkly funny, ‘THE WASP’ written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is a sharp reminder that if you don’t deal with your past you should expect it to deal with you.