See the National Theatre’s sold out hit play with Consent tickets as it transfers to the West End
Following a sold-out run at the National’s Dorfman Theatre in 2017, Nina Raine’s blistering new play Consent transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season. Produced by the National Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions, the modern-day tragi-comedy is a sharp examination of the legal system when it comes to discussing consent.
Is justice truly blind? Is she impartial? Is she blinkered? Consent focuses on the opposing sides of a combative legal battle, as two friends are set against each other in a rape trial. With a lawyer defending opposite a friend, it transpires that a key witness is a woman whose life is a world away from their own. Quickly, their own lives begin to unravel away from the case, as all versions of the truth are challenged.
Original cast members Heather Craney (The Vote and Passion Play at the Donmar Warehouse) and Adam James (BBC’s Doctor Foster) reprise their roles and are joined by Claudie Blakley (The Painkiller and Chimerica in the West End) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Chimerica and All My Sons in the West End). Further cast members are Clare Foster (Travesties, Merrily We Roll Along), Lee Ingleby (The Pillowman) and Thusitha Jayasundera (The Divide).
Consent is directed by Roger Michell, whose credits include work at the National Theatre, the Royal Court and the RSC. The production features set design by Hildegard Bechtler, costume design by Dinah Collin, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by John Leonard, with compositions by Kate Whitley.
A searing play that examines flaws in the law and modern relationships, Consent is written by Nina Raine and was originally co-produced by theatre company Out of Joint. Raine’s previous works include Tiger Country and Rabbit and Tribes, with her debut play Rabbit scooping awards for Most Promising Playwright.
Playing a strictly limited season at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre, Consent runs from May 18th to August 11th 2018, with an official opening on May 29th 2018.
Consent is recommended for those aged 15 and up.