Consent at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Consent at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 15+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 18 May 2018
Press night: 29 May 2018
Booking from: 11 Aug 2018
Booking until: 11 Aug 2018

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

75 Reviews Add review

Superb writing and fantastic performances.

Britgoddess 5'6, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

felixng 178cm, 143 reviews, 3 helpful votes

isabelleind 5"6, 75 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

sarahwells1 5”4, 58 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Consent is generally quite an interesting and entertaining play, but one that feels like it could have been better than what it actually... More

shaun 5"10, 73 reviews, 3 helpful votes

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

emilydiver 5"0, 264 reviews, 15 helpful votes

This is the second time I have seen Nina Raine's play (having seen it last year at the Dorfman Theatre) and it doesn't disappoint.... More

joc78 5"4, 386 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A dramatic and emotive look at different perspectives of consent in several situations. It was a powerful play that left a lasting... More

LondonLass 5"1, 227 reviews, 14 helpful votes

MaryP 5' 0", 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes