Monday, 17 November 2014

David Calder completes cast of The Nether

David Calder has completed the cast of The Nether's West End transfer. The Headlong and Royal Court Theatre's co-production is directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Calder will play Doyle, joining original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Stanley Townsend (Sims) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut). Zoe Brough and Isabella Pappas will alternate the role of Iris as they did at the Royal Court.

The show will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 23rd February 2015 (previews from 30th January). It is booking for a twelve week season until 25th April 2015. 

Calder’s more recent theatre credits include The Doctor’s Dilemma, Hamlet and Marat Sade for the National Theatre, Home for the Theatre Royal Bath, the title role in King Lear for Shakespeare’s Globe, Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Duke of York’s Theatre and The Merchant of Venice for Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Nether, winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July this year where it played to sell-out audiences. Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions are behind the play's West End transfer.

Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. 

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.

Haley’s play received its world premiere in Spring 2013 produced by the Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles and won her an Ovation Award for Best Original Play and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Writing.

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