Theatre Tripping

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Take your seats in good time for the performances, turn off your mobiles and don’t rustle toffee papers in the auditorium.

London Theatre

The Nether

What if it was possible to take on another persona and step into a parallel world to indulge in your ultimate fantasy, no matter how warped it may be?

The Nether has a place where predators do exactly that but Investigator Morris (Amanda Hale) seeks to bring down the mysterious coder-in charge, Sims, played by Stanley Townsend.

Morris morphs into a child called Iris (Isabelle Pappas) to enter Sims’ Victorian setting in the ‘hideaway’ to snare him (pseudonym – Papa).  We shifted a little uncomfortably in our seats but the menace was only perceived.

The set, designed by Es Devlin and Luke Hall is intriguing and reminiscent of a seaside hall of mirrors illuminated with projected graphics.

The Nether may be a development of the Internet but with Operation Yewtree so recently in the news, you have to wonder if it could be a suitable outlet for criminals to roam.