The Nether, Royal Court Theatre – Not utopia after all

Jennifer Haley’s new play The Nether takes us into a very believable future world where most people live online.  In the Nether, students attend classes online, people tend virtual gardens (I assume because we have killed all vegetation) and some have even elected to live on life support to remain permanently connected to their avatar […]

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1984, Almeida Theatre – Are Airstrip One and perpetual war inevitable at this stage?

Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company have joined forced to create a stage adaptation of Orwell’s famous dystopian oeuvre.  A disillusioned Winston Smith begins to write a diary while simultaneously a book club in the future ponders the book’s provenance and the loss of any historical facts about Smith following the downfall of Big Brother. […]

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Quick Suggestion – Book The Nether at the Royal Court, July 2014

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 […]

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Headlong’s 1984 is coming to the Almeida Theatre

The company that brought us Chimerica has announced that it will take its new play 1984 to the Almeida Theatre as of February 8th for a 5 week run.  General booking will open on November 5th and will probably sell out quite quickly. 1984 is of course an adaptation of Orwell’s great classic.  In April, […]

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