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Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions have announced that David Calder will join the cast of Jennifer Haley's multi-award winning play The Nether, which runs at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015 to 25 April 2015, with an official opening on 23 February 2015.
He will join original cast members including Amanda Hale (Morris), Stanley Townsend (Sims) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) as well as Zoe Brough and Isabella Pappas who will alternate the role of Iris.
David Calder's 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.
The Nether opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2014. It received its world premiere in Spring 2013 produced by the Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, where it won an Ovation Award for Best Original Play and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Writing.
"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."
The Nether was the first play Jeremy Herrin directed for Headlong as Artistic Director. It will also feature set designs by Es Devlin, costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls.