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Consent at the Harold Pinter Theatre

A co-production with Sonia Friedman Productions

by Nina Raine

18 May to 11 August 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval

Consent at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Nina Raine’s ‘blistering new play’ (The New York Times), directed by Roger Michell, made a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre in May 2018, following a sold out season at the National Theatre.

Consent has been made available to watch on National Theatre at Home from 10 March 2021.

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.

This ‘tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy’ (Daily Telegraph) takes a searing look at the law whilst putting modern relationships into the dock.

Consent, Nina Raine’s powerful, painful, funny play sifts the evidence from every side and puts justice herself in the dock.

Nina Raine's previous work includes Tiger Country, and the Olivier-nominated Tribes.

The characters depict and make reference to sexual violence.

An original National Theatre/Out of Joint production

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5 star rating

Powerful. One of Nina Raine's most enjoyable and intelligent plays.

4 star rating

A tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy.

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

A play that stimulates debate and confronts the distinction between law and justice.



Production team

Consent rehearsal gallery

Photo of Claudie Blakley and Stephen Campbell Moore by Johan Persson

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