Full cast announced for The Nether at Royal Court Theatre
The Royal Court has announced full casting for the upcoming production of Jennifer Haley's drama The Nether, directed by Jeremy Herrin, which will open at the Royal Court Theatre downstairs on 24 Jul 2014, following previews from 17 Jul and booking to 09 Aug 2014.
The cast will include David Beames (Doyle), Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut), Stanley Townsend (Sims) and Zoe Brough and Isabella Pappas (both playing Iris).
Synopsis: 'The Nether offers complete freedom - a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of imagination.'
The Nether is a co-production between Headlong and the Royal Court, with set design by Es Devlin, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, and costumes by Christina Cunningham. It also features music by Nick Powell and video design by Luke Halls.
David Beames (Doyle) has appeared before at the Royal Court in 'Borderline' and 'Colder Climate', and also for Headlong in 'The Seagull'. His other West End credits include 'Happy Days' (Young Vic), 'Chariots of Fire' (Gielgud) and 'Taming of the Shrew' (The Globe).
Amanda Hale (Morris) last appeared at the Royal Court in 'Wastwater', and for Headlong in 'King Lear'. Other notable theatre credits include 'Eldorado' (Arcola), 'The Domino Heart' (Finborough), 'The House of Bernarda Alba' (Almeida) and 'Our Class' (National).
Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) last appeared at the Royal Court in 'Truth and Reconciliation'. Other notable theatre credits include 'Julius Caesar' (RSC) and 'As You Like It' (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Stanley Townsend (Sims) has appeared before at the Royal Court in 'Tribes', 'The Alice Trilogy', 'Shining City' and 'The Weir'. Other notable theatre credits include 'King Lear' and 'Phèdre' (National), 'Broken Glass' (Tricycle) and 'A View from a Bridge' (Lyceum, Edinburgh).
Zoe Brough and Isabella Pappas (Iris) both will be making their professional stage debuts.