Rehearsal images have been released for the West End transfer of Consent at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Nina Raine’s play examines the legal system when it comes to discussing consent, and follows a lawyer defending opposite a friend in a rape trial. It ran in the Dorfman at the National Theatre last year, and was described by LondonTheatre.co.uk as a ‘vitally formidable new drama’. The cast for this transfer, produced by the National Theatre and Sonia Freidman, includes Clare Foster, Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Heather Craney and Adam James.
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