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The Nether


Fri 4 May 2018, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Sun 6 May 2018, 4:00pm–5:30pm
Thu 10 May 2018, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Fri 11 May 2018, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Sat 12 May 2018, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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The Nether - Written by Jennifer Haley
Onstage at Globe #2 from 26 April - 12 May 2018.

“This is mind-bending, it’s ingenious and it’s ethically challenging.” — The London Times

It is the near future. The internet has evolved into the Nether - a system of pure freedom - 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.

Presented for the first time on a New Zealand stage, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams - a chilling look into an inevitable future, one that asks: can morality and laws be enforced in a world that doesn’t actually exist?

Advisory: Intense Adult Themes
Production website and system release notes:

Produced by Manawatu Theatre Inc. in association with Project Sanity.

A community theatre production in association with Samuel French and Play Bureau New Zealand Ltd.

Original music composed by Elijah Graham.
Directed and designed by Scott Andrew.

Performance: 75 minutes, no intermission.

Winner - 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Nominee - 2015 Olivier Award for Best Play
Nominee - 2015 5 Lucille Lortel Awards including Outstanding Play
Nominee - 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Off-Broadway Play
Nominee - 2015 Evening Standard Nook Award, Best Play

“It’s unlikely you’ve seen anything like ‘The Nether,’ where nothing is quite what it seems, but where just about everything, one way or another, is astonishing." — San Francisco Chronicle

“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

“Dark, disturbing, and extraordinary… a cold, hard look at human behaviour.” — The Huffington Post

"The Nether’ plays like a live-action episode of ‘Black Mirror’." — Sacramento Bee

"This play is supposed to make audiences feel uncomfortable, and it does. That’s what cautionary dystopias are designed to do, and by that standard, ‘The Nether’ hits a bull’s eye in artistic terms.” — Capital Public Radio

“Compelling science-fiction tells more about the present than what has yet to come. ‘The Nether’ does exactly that.” — Voices: River City

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