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A co-production with Out of Joint

a new play by Nina Raine

28 March to 17 May 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval


Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered?

Friends take opposing briefs in a rape 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.

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.

Talks and events

A Question of Consent, Wed 26 Apr, 6pm


5 star rating

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

4 star rating

Gutsy and supremely well performed. Anna Maxwell Martin is just superb.

Time Out
4 star rating

A tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy.

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Intricately layered . Finely tuned. Fierce new play.

Evening Standard
4 star rating

Beautifully directed by Roger Michell. A play that stimulates debate.

4 star rating

Crackles with a sharp-tongued and witty energy. Ben Chaplin and Anna Maxwell Martin are excellent.

4 star rating

Exceptional. Contrasts private and professional lives.

Financial Times
4 star rating

Fantastic. Shows us the tricks of the barrister’s trade.

The Times
4 star rating

Scandalously funny. Superb cast. Cracking new play.

The Mail on Sunday
4 star rating

Sharp. Heartfelt. Multilayered.

4 star rating

Roger Michell directs with style and substance. Anna Maxwell Martin at her best.

Sunday Times

Consent | Researching the Law

Consent deals with a group of barristers and the difficult subject of a rape trial. Here are the company, talking about how they approached such a task.

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Consent rehearsal gallery

Consent | Meet the Couples

Get to know the couples from Consent, Nina Raine's powerful, painful, funny new play, being directed by Roger Michell.

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Ticket prices

Mon – Thu & all matinees
£50 – £15
Fri & Sat evening
£55 – £18
Ways to save:
Previews 28 March - 3 April
£39 – £15

Access performances

Captioned performance:
Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm
Captioned performances have subtitles on screens at the front of the auditorium so that deaf, hard of hearing or non-english speaking people can also enjoy the performance.

Audio-described performances:
Friday 28 April, at 7.30pm
Saturday 29 April, 2.30pm, preceded by a Touch Tour at 1pm
These performances have a live audio-description of what is happening onstage that can be heard through headphones. This is so that blind or visually impaired people can also enjoy the performance. A Touch Tour is for blind people to touch the set to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance. 


Production team

Image: Lovers (6) © Jarek Puczel

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