Catnip Productions presents the Australian Premiere of

The Nether

by Jennifer Haley

13 Sep - 7 Oct

“The Nether is an emotional detective story first and foremost.”

Time Out London

Featuring as part of the 2017 Reginald Season, The Nether by Jennifer Haley is one of the most provocative plays in recent times.

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 not too distant future, The Nether follows an investigation into the complicated morality of identity in the digital world, and explores the consequences of making dreams a reality.

Following sell out seasons in the West End and Broadway, Jennifer Haley’s multi-award winning play now comes to the Seymour in an Australian premiere by Catnip Productions.


“As a parable for where we’re headed on that big old highway in the digital sky, The Nether exerts a vise-like grip, while taking you down avenues of thought you probably haven’t travelled yet.” – The New York Times


“Haley’s play at first challenges us to think the unthinkable, then almost seduces us into it.” – The Financial Times




Director: JUSTIN MARTIN (Billy Elliot – West End, The Audience – West End, The Crown – Netflix)
Producer: CATNIP PRODUCTIONS (4000 Miles national tour, Platonov)
Designer: PIP RUNCIMAN (STC, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Griffin, Opera Australia)
Lighting Designer: CHRISTOPHER PAGE (Hayes Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney Festival)
Sound Designer and Composers: JAMES BROWN (Australian Ballet, Carriageworks, Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake”) & TOM HOGAN (Griffin Theatre, Rock Surfers, Belvoir)