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Opening night: Consent

Opening Night: Consent

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 1 June 2018

The word “topical” doesn’t quite cover it. Nina Raine’s brilliant, spellbinding new play Consent opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre this week – and we were there to chat to the cast.

A searing exposé of the legal system – and its frightening ramifications – Consent makes its West End switch from an acclaimed run at the National Theatre. Its cast includes the likes of Claudie Blakley (Chimerica, Almeida/West End) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, West End/Broadway/Film).

After enjoying a standing ovation at the opening night performance, the cast told us in their own words why Consent is vital viewing in the modern climate.

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Consent opens in the West End

Consent opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre this week! A searing exposé of the legal system and its frightening ramifications. 👨👩⚖More information and tickets 👉goo.gl/tzgXmP

Posted by Official London Theatre on Friday, June 1, 2018

Playwright Nina Raine’s previous acclaimed works include the Olivier Award-nominated play Tribes, and plays including Tiger Country and Rabbit. Her new play Consent was originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, and begins previews in the West End from 18 May for a strictly limited 12-week run.

By turns powerful, painful and funny, Consent sifts evidence from every side to explore themes of justice, consent, marriage and modern parenthood – themes which resound strikingly today. Don’t miss it.

Book Consent tickets right here!

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