Newcastle University Theatre Society
Northern Stage 2
18 Feb 2016
The Nether Realm is a noun, and it has 3 meanings the first meaning is “Another world for mythical creatures” the second is “Demon World” and the third and final is “A Dimension of Evil or Imagination”.
Detective Morris played by the fantastic Charlotte Wood, is thriving to get information about The Hideaway which is a part of the Nether, a dark place she wants to put an end to, where people can log on and fulfill their most depraved fantasies.
Doyle played by the Elliot McClenaghan is a user of The Hideaway. He is a fairly respected man in 'real' world life, but is trapped in his cyber prison like existence.
Iris (the token youth) who is played amazingly well by Rosie Bonner meets Woodnut played by James Riley
Things though aren't always as they seem!!. People/parallel universes and tales all unfold to lead to an anti upotian ideal
So would a place like the Hideaway be a good place to have, to help people and keep them from doing the crimes?
The audience like me, weren’t only shocked by the content of this startling play, but also the sci-fi like twists and turns.
The 5 actors had great chemistry between them and didn’t give too many clues away to what the ending would be, Sims was out on the stage before the show started which was surprising but I spent that time wondering what he was thinking and trying to work that out!!
But the show was fantastic with great visuals, costumes and an amazing (minimal) set which stood ou,t but looked great…the whole team need to be praised for this. Directed by Ruaidhri Johnston and produced by Luke Robson who have taken this play, which I think would be a hard play to produce, and have done a commendable job.
So well done everyone and I will be looking out to see more of their productions and you can too, go to www.nuts-theatre.com to find out more about them.
Go and see The Nether if you want a quality night with an interesting story.