The West End production of Nina Raine’s Consent will begin previews next week at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 18 May. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, this strictly limited 12-week run is booking through to 11 August.
The cast comprises Claudie Blakley (Kitty), Stephen Campbell Moore (Edward), Sian Clifford (Rachel), Heather Craney (Gayle and Laura), Clare Foster (Zara), Lee Ingleby (Tim) and Adam James (Jake). Consent has set by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Dinah Collin, lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Kate Whitley, sound by John Leonard and Sarah Weltman with casting by Amy Ball CDG.
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.