Following a sold out season at the National Theatre, Nina Raine’s ‘blistering new play’ (New York Times), CONSENT, directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Stephen Campbell Moore (Photograph 51, The History Boys), Claudie Blakley (Chimerica, Gosford Park), Heather Craney (The Vote) and Adam James (Dr Foster, Girl from the North Country) lead the cast in this ‘tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy’ (Daily Telegraph).
Addressing universal concerns — justice, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness – Consent takes a searing look at the law whilst putting modern relationships into the dock.
Consent is booking from 18 May 2018 until 11 August 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered?
Friends take opposing briefs in a contentious legal case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.
WHO’S IN IT? CONSENT CAST
The cast features Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Heather Craney, Clare Foster, Lee Ingleby, Thusitha Jayasundera and Adam James.
Directed by Roger Michell with set by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Dinah Collin, lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Kate Whitley and sound by John Leonard.
Written by Nina Raine.
Powerful. One of Nina Raine’s most enjoyable and intelligent plays. Independent
Gutsy and supremely well performed. Anna Maxwell Martin is just superb. TimeOut
Intricately layered . Finely tuned. Fierce new play. Evening Standard
A tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy. Daily Telegraph
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Clare Foster, Lee Ingleby and Thusitha Jayasundera complete casting for the West End production of Nina Raine’s riveting drama Consent.
Foster was most recently on stage in the critically acclaimed production of Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/ Apollo Theatre) alongside Tom Hollander and Freddie Fox. Her performance garnered an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Other West End roles include Avenue Q, The Far Pavillions and We Will Rock You.
Her recent film and television credits include Holmes and Watson, Les Miserables, Black Forest, Dark Heart, Sherlock, Taboo, Galavant, Ripper Street and The Crown.
Lee Ingleby is best known for his roles as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus in the BBC drama Inspector George Gently and as Stan Shunpike in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Lee’s theatre credits include Our Class and The Pillowman both at the National Theatre, Furnace Four and Shoreditch Madonna both at Soho Theatre, Cressida at the Almeida Theatre, Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie at the Bush Theatre and About the Boy at The Royal Court.
Thusitha Jayasundera was most recently seen in The Divide at The Old Vic, and has previously appeared in Nina Raine’s Tiger Country at Hampstead Theatre.
The trio join previously announced cast comprising Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Heather Craney and Adam James.
Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, Consent previously ran at the National Theatre in 2017.
Nina Raine’s blistering play explores ideas of justice, consent, marriage and modern parenthood.
A series of accompanying pre-show talks and discussions will cover these themes.
Consent will run from 18 May 2018 until 11 August 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Nina Raine’s blistering new play Consent secures West End transfer following a critically acclaimed debut at the National Theatre in 2017.
Described as an intense modern day tragi-comedy, the story follows a group of friends who take opposing briefs in a contentious rape case which also spills into their private lives.
The result is a play of fierce moral intelligence that, for the most part, leaves the audience to weigh up the rights and wrongs of specific cases.
The production, originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, first ran in the Dorfman at the National Theatre in April 2017 where it sold out.
The West End production will star Claudie Blakley (The Painkiller), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys), Heather Craney and Adam James with further casting to be announced.
Roger Michell directs with set design by Hildegard Bechtler, with costumes by Dinah Collin, lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Kate Whitley, sound by John Leonard
Consent is booking from 18 May until 11 August 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.