The Nether is a virtual wonderland that 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 the imagination. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.
"As a parable for where we’re headed on that big old highway in the digital sky, The Nether exerts a viselike grip, while taking you down avenues of thought you probably haven’t traveled yet." - The New York Times, Read More
"Deeply disturbing and provocative" - The Independent, Read More
"The Nether is a gripping and deeply disconcerting look at the Internet and its role in one of the most disturbing issues of our times." - Telegraph, Read More
"‘The Nether is an emotional detective story first and foremost." - Time Out London, Read More
"Haley has taken as her subject several of the most fearsome betes noires of our age: paedophilia, the internet’s sinister imaginative power, and the symbiotic relationship between the two." - The Guardian, Read More
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The Nether received its world premiere at the Center Theatre Group in LA in 2013, under the direction of Neel Keller. The play was subsequently produced in 2014 by the Royal Court Theatre and Headlong in London, directed by Jeremy Herrin. This production ran on the West End in 2015 at the Duke of York's Theatre. Also in 2015, The Nether received its New York City premiere by MCC at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Anne Kauffmann.