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The Nether

Overview

Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman  in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF... Read More

Overview

Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman  in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF... Read More

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Duke of York's,
St Martin's Lane, ,WC2N 4BG

The Nether

Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman  in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF Productions, Scott & Brian Zeilinger / James Lefkowitz present The Nether by Jennifer Haley in a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production.

***** 'A brilliant production. I urge you to go.'
The Independent

***** 'This is mind-bending, it’s ingenious'
The Times

**** 'A gripping thriller. The play has all the fascination of a whodunit.'
Daily Telegraph

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.

The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire.

An intricate crime drama and a haunting thriller set in the year 2050, The Nether follows an investigation into the complicated, disturbing morality of identity in the digital world, and explores the consequences of making dreams a reality.

This ‘exhilaratingly daring’ (Financial Times) production is directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall /Bring Up The Bodies, This House) and brought to the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Headlong and the Royal Court.  In recent years, these producers have presented some of the UK’s best new plays in the West End including hit productions Jerusalem, Chimerica, 1984, Posh, Constellations and ENRON.

Age guidance 16+

***** 'A seriously intelligent play – important and thought provoking.'
The Times

**** 'Chillingly pertinent.'
Time Out

**** 'Taps into one of the most urgent and disturbing issues of our times.'
Daily Telegraph

**** 'Delight in its ingeniousness.'
Sunday Times

**** 'Compelling theatre, with some of the best visuals I’ve ever seen on stage.'
The Observer

 

The Nether

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.00 Transaction fee.

The Nether Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

The Duke of York’s Theatre has two dedicated Access Champions. Please contact them directly with any queries you may have.

David Scotland
Deputy Theatre Manager
davidscotland@theambassadors.com

Paul Heelis
Deputy Box Office Manager
doybox@theambassadors.com

Alternatively, you can find detailed Access Information in our venue Access guide. 

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

The Duke of York’s Theatre entrance is on street level where the box office, cloakroom, main foyer area and access toilet are located.  The seating design incorporates two wheelchair spaces in the Royal Circle (level access), with an accompanying companion seat. Alternatively, the patron can transfer into a designated transfer seat in the Royal Circle (level access), while the wheelchair remains in the foyer with front of house staff. Please note that when sitting in the wheelchair spaces there is a restricted view but when using a seat transfer there is a clear view to the stage.  Due to the listed design of the theatre, the auditorium can only accommodate a maximum of two wheelchairs per performance.

 

Wheelchair Space Measurements

Royal Circle Right (when looking at the stage): 85.5cm /  33 ¾ inches wide.

Royal Circle Left (when looking at the stage): 91cm / 35 ¾ inches wide.

The Duke of York’s Theatre has a sound amplification system called MobileConnectMobileConnect is a new system from Sennheiser which operates on WiFi signal.  You can use a venue device to connect to the signal or alternatively, download the MobileConnect app to your own android or apple device. This system can operate with a hearing aid if required.  If you would like to use MobileConnect, please speak to a member of staff when you arrive at the theatre.

The Duke of York’s Theatre offers captioned performances in association with STAGETEXT.  Captioning converts the spoken word into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises. For more information visit www.stagetext.org

Captioned performance dates are announced once scheduled with each show.

A maximum of two guide dogs can be admitted per performance to patrons booking an aisle seat. If preferred, front of house staff can look after the guide dog in the foyer during the performance.

The access toilet is to the right hand side of the main foyer area (level access), opposite the auditorium right entrance to the Royal Circle.

Duke of York's Theatre Information

Duke of York's Theatre
  • St Martin’s Lane Hotel NCP Car Park.  No street parking available.
  • See our Access page for more information.
  • The Duke of York’s Theatre has two bars located on the Stalls and Upper Circle level.
  • V.I.P. lounge offering various packages, please see the Ambassador Lounge tab.
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Duke of York's Theatre

St Martin's Lane


London
WC2N 4BG


Directions

By bus: Number 24, 29 or 176 to Leicester Square.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7623

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 020 7206 1174

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* :

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

NCP Parking

ATG Tickets are pleased to offer you an massive discount on your parking at a safe and convenient NCP Car Park in the heart of the West End. Simply purchase a voucher at the Duke of York's/Piccadilly Theatre Box Office on arrival. This will give you 4 hours of parking for £16, instead of the standard price of £24. An amazing saving! Offer valid at NCP Car Park Parker Street, Parker Mews, London, WC2B 5NT.

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The Nether Group Bookings

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Groups Booking line: 0333 009 5385 Calls charged at local rate.

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  • Huge savings on the majority of shows
  • Easily amendable reservations
  • Reserve more than one show at once
  • No deposits required
  • Reservations are invoiced, and are easy for you to review and check before paying
  • Tickets posted free to your door
  • Pre-book hospitality packages

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Post Show Events

Jennifer Haley & Jeremy Herrin: In Conversation - 17 February

How do you write a play about the ethics of online existence? How do you stage a virtual world?

Playwright Jennifer Haley and director Jeremy Herrin discuss The Nether and the process behind creating Headlong and the Royal Court’s production of the show, in a discussion chaired by Royal Court Literary Manager, Christopher Campbell.

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Gaming - 24 February

Are games a dangerous and anti-social addiction? Might gaming be able to save the world? How is gaming culture changing the kinds of stories that we tell and how we engage with them?

Join playwright and gamer Lucy Prebble (ENRON, The Effect) and Iain Simons, (Director of the GameCity Festival and co-founder of the National Videogame Archive) to explore how gaming has developed from Pong to Destiny and to discuss where gaming might take us in the future. Chaired by Christopher Campbell, Royal Court Literary Manager.

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Theatre and Technology - 3 March

How do we create a theatre for the digital age? Is technology fundamentally changing the ways in which we engage with and make performance?

Matt Adams (Artistic Director, Blast Theory) and David Sabel (Head of Broadcast and Digital at the National Theatre) discuss how digital technology is revolutionising performance, chaired by Headlong’s Artistic Associate, Sarah Grochala.

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Online Policing and The Dark Web - 10 March

How do you police the entire internet? And how much of the web do we know about?

Join Susie Hargreaves, Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation and Jamie Bartlett (Author of The Dark Net) discuss how our relationship with the web is constantly changing. Chaired by Headlong’s Artistic Associate, Sarah Grochala.

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Living Online - 17 March

Is the web changing us? How does spending time online affect our brains? Can you spend too much time online?

Journalist, Liat Clarke (Associate Editor of Wired Magazine), Spencer Kelly (Presenter of BBC News’s Click) discuss the implications.

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The Future of Theatre Design - 24 March

How is technology changing the way that we stage and design a production? What new possibilities might digital technology open up for theatre designers in the future?

From the Deus Ex Machina of Ancient Greek Theatre to the invention of the electric lantern in the late nineteenth century, technology has had a huge impact on the ways in which we stage a performance. Olivier Award Winning Set Designer Es Devlin (Chimerica, American Psycho, The Nether) and Video Designer Luke Halls (I Can't Sing!, Olympic and Paralympic Closing Ceremonies, Master and Margarita) lead a panel of experts to discuss how digital technology is revolutionising the world of theatre design.

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