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There’s always been a fascination with technology in most art forms, and there’s a chance to see this represented in a play set in the near future, as The Nether comes to Northern Stage from Thursday 18th until Saturday 20th February.

American playwright Jennifer Haley has a cutting edge play which premiered in 2013, and is now being brought to life by the Newcastle University Theatre Society. In the play, The Nether is an ever expanding network of virtual reality realms, as we see just how far the internet could expand. Users log in, choose an identity and experience their innermost desires. With the dark side of the world being revealed as we follow Detective Morris, who investigates The Hideaway, a realm where adults log on and fulfil their most depraved fantasies. The investigation brings to the fore some huge ethical and moral questions, with alarming conclusions drawn both in-realm and in the outside world.

The Nether runs from Thursday 18th until Saturday 20th February at Northern Stage, Newcastle.

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