Consent by Nina Raine
David Mildon understudies in Consent by Nina Raine at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 Jul.
Nina Raine’s ‘blistering new play’ (The New York Times), directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this May, following a sold out season at the National Theatre.
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