The Royal Court has announced its new season and one play stands out for me. The Nether by Jennifer Haley which was the winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. The play, created by the Center Theatre Group, premiered to rave reviews in Spring 2013 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. According to the Royal Court website, “The Nether is both an intricate crime drama and a haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of making dreams a reality.”
The play, which is a co-production with Headlong, will be directed by Jeremy Herrin ,the company’s new Artistic Director since September 2013. Herrin was Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 2009 until 2012 and in December, he will direct the world première of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the RSC.
The play only runs between July 18th and August 9th 2014. Tickets go on sale Monday November 18th at 10 am.