When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
‘Go on then: lock the doors and see what happens. Show me how much power you really have.’
This new play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.
Using Samuel Richardson’s novel, Pamela, as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.
The production reunites Martin Crimp (Attempts on her Life, In the Republic of Happiness) and director Katie Mitchell (Waves, Cleansed). Cate Blanchett makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane, who returns to the National Theatre for the first time since The Coast of Utopia in 2002.
Please note: This production contains adult themes and violent scenes of a sexual nature, that some people may find distressing. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our Help centre.
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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other is sold out.
Day Tickets: On the day of the performance, a limited number of cheap day tickets are available in person from the Ground Floor Box Office when the National Theatre building opens at 9.30am.
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Talks and events.
(please note these events will go on sale at 9.30am on Tue 11 December)
Martin Crimp and Katie Mitchell In Conversation Wed 30 January, 6.30pm
Sound Design with Melanie Wilson Thu 31 January, 6.30pm
Katie Mitchell’s Work at the National Theatre Thu 14 February, 2pm
Exploring Martin Crimp’s Plays Fri 15 February, 2pm
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In Conversation with Playwright Martin Crimp Sat 9 February, 11.30am