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

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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

Consent has transferred from the Dorfman. Staging often felt like it should be in the round but worked well. Good ensemble piece too... More

braintree 155cm, 64 reviews, 6 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, 146 reviews, 4 helpful votes

The show deals with relationship problems, sexual violence (when is rape rape?), betrayal and forgiveness. The first act was strong,... More

YM 168, 135 reviews, 5 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, 365 reviews, 5 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, 261 reviews, 16 helpful votes

The show was ok but I left feeling like I could have done without seeing it. I thought that I was getting a really interesting show... More

-A 5"2, 36 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Simply brilliant! From the rear stalls it was clear the whole audience was attentive throughout; there were many times you could have... More

jeanettemartin 5' 3", 53 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Consent - a National Theatre production @ The Harold Pinter theatre by Nina Raine. Wonderfully written story of modern life and the... More

vincention 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Superb writing and fantastic performances.

Britgoddess 5'6, 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes