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    The cast are excellent
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    a coruscatingly clever play
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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.

Nina Raine’s five-star, critically-acclaimed new play Consent transfers from National Theatre to the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run. A modern-day tragi-comedy, this pertinent production puts the law and modern relationships under the microscope as all truths are challenged.

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.

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Performance dates:
11 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Running time:
2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 15+
Audience Notes:
Audiences that love searing naturalism, relationship dramas and plays about socio-political issues won’t want to miss this fantastic new play. With the #MeToo movement drawing attention to consent, this aptly titled work could not be more relevant to our times.

Latest Audience Reviews

Superb writing and fantastic performances.

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Britgoddess 01 Jan 2019
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felixng Top 200 reviewer 30 Jan 2019
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isabelleind 14 May 2019

Such a good show! Really well done, very harrowing but funny at the same time. Not the most easy... More

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sarahwells1 01 Aug 2018

Consent is generally quite an interesting and entertaining play, but one that feels like it could... More

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shaun 11 Jun 2018

The first half of the show was excellent- it dealt with some very difficult issues and raised som... More

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emilygami Top 50 reviewer 26 May 2018
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