The Nether at Duke of York's Theatre tickets
The Nether at Duke of York's Theatre tickets

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About the show

The Nether is a dark and disturbing psychological thriller from American Playwright Jennifer Haley. Presented by the Royal Court Theatre and Headlong, The Nether sold out its run at the Royal Court before transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre in February 2015.

Set in 2050, The Nether tells the tale of a scarily dystopian future in which people can log into "The Nether", a virtual reality rather a like a very advanced internet. People can live life through avatars they create, even allowing them to see and smell as these Nether world creations.

Whilst The Nether sounds like a dreamland, it is also home to many dark and depraved fantasies, allowing paedophiles the ability to carry out their sick desires in places such as “The Hideaway” - a ranch like place where users can fulfil their yearnings. Whilst places like The Hideaway exist only in The Nether, a detective investigating what we would call the dark web questions the ethics of such a place, even if it is not real.

The Nether features incredible set design by Es Devlin, which truly brings to life the dreamlike world of The Nether. Directed by Jeremy Herrin and produced by Sonia Friedman, The Nether was nominated for an Oliver Award for Best New Play.

Recommended for

Those who loved 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre will love The Nether.

The show contains highly sensitive adult content and is not suitable for children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 16+

Dates and times

Running time: Approx 1 hour 20 minutes without an interval
Opened: 30 Jan 2015
Press night: 23 Feb 2015
Booking from: 31 Mar 2015
Booking until: 25 Apr 2015

Seating plan

For detailed seating information for The Nether, please check out our interactive Duke of York's Theatre seating plan with 1661 seat reviews and 784 photos of views from seat.

Location and map

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

4 Reviews Add review

Very twisted play that I did not know where it was going to go. Surprised this found a home in the West End but was very impressed. More

markeastaugh 6"1, 257 reviews, 6 helpful votes

georgebruv772 6"4, 120 reviews, 2 helpful votes

sstait 5"8, 106 reviews, 9 helpful votes

BeaKJ 5' 2'', 75 reviews, 3 helpful votes