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The Nether

A new virtual wonderland provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every whim

$25 - $32 (Service fees may apply)
70 minutes
Tue 15 - Sat 19 February 2022
Tue 15 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Wed 16 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Thu 17 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Fri 18 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Sat 19 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:40pm


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

Summer at Q UoA Acknowledgement - Q Theatre


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

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