After a sold-out season at the National’s Dorfman Theatre, Nina Raine’s blistering new play Consent transfers to the West End for a limited season. Focusing on the legal system and the discussion of consent, this sharp play follows two friends who take opposing briefs in a rape trial. Playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the production is particularly pertinent today.
A searing insight into the legal system and their discussion of consent, the story of two barrister friends taking opposing sides of a rape case that forms a background to their respective domestic troubles is a cutting look at marriage, infidelity and empathy.
Originally co-produced by Out of Joint, Sonia Friedman Productions is backing the show’s run in London’s Theatreland. Consent is written by Nina Raine, whose previous credits include Longing, Tiger Country, Behind the Image and Rabbit and Tribes, whilst her 2006 debut play Rabbit earned Raine awards for Most Promising Playwright.
Original cast members Heather Craney (Vera Drake, Life of Riley, Torchwood) and Adam James (Band of Brothers, King Charles III, Doctor Who) reprise their roles from the run at the National Theatre in the West End. Joining them are Claudie Blakley (Once in a Lifetime, The Painkiller, Rules for Living) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Photograph 51, Chimerica, Clybourne Park), as well as Clare Foster, Lee Ingleby and Thusitha Jayasundera.
Film and theatre veteran Roger Mitchell (Waste) directs, with further creative team including set designer Hildegard Bechtler, costume designer Dinah Collin, lighting designer Rick Fisher and sound designer John Leonard, with compositions by Kate Whitley.
A sharp, witty and charged new play that remains ever-relevant, Consent plays at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season. The production runs at the venue from 18 May to 11 August 2018, with a press night on 29 May 2018.
Sorry this show closed 11 August 2018, we recommend these similar productions.