To call Nina Raine's muscular and probing Consent a courtroom drama threatens to suffocate the piece's inherent depth, which, thanks to its skilfully plotted narrative and careful character portraiture, encompasses much more than your standard crime thriller. For all the legalese and grandstanding about the world of barristers within which most of her characters operate, there's just one brief... Read more
Why is justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends Ed and Matt 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. Nina Raine’s powerful, painful, funny play sifts the evidence from every side and puts justice herself in the dock.
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