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The Nether to transfer to West End in 2015

Isabella Pappas and Stanley Townsend in The Nether at the Royal Court. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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Jennifer Haley’s The Nether, which ran at the Royal Court in co-production with Headlong earlier this year, will transfer to the West End in January.

Headlong’s artistic director, Jeremy Herrin, has also announced a new UK tour of David Hare’s The Absence of War, which begins in February 2015.

The Nether, directed by Herrin, will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from January 30, 2015, with press night on February 23.

It will run for 12 weeks only until April 25, 2015.

Original cast members Amanda Hale, Stanley Townsend and Ivanno Jeremiah will return to the production alongside Zoe Brough and Isabella Pappas, who will alternate the role of Iris as they did at the Royal Court. Further casting is yet to be announced.

The Nether has set designs by Es Devlin, costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls.

It is being produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions, in a Headlong and Royal Court co-production.

The Absence of War will also be directed by Herrin, and is a co-production between Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston and Sheffield Theatres.

It forms part of Sheffield Theatres’ 2015 season and will open at Sheffield’s Crucible on Feburary 6, 2015, where it runs until February 21. Press night is on February 11.

It will then tour to Norwich Theatre Royal, Watford Palace Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Cheltenham Everyman, the Liverpool Playhouse and the Oxford Playhouse, before finishing at the Rose Theatre Kingston in April.

Reece Dinsdale will play George Jones in the show, which will have design by Garance Marneur, lighting by Lucy Carter and sound design by Tom Gibbons.

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