West End transfer for Nina Raine’s Consent after National Theatre success

Nina Raine’s Consent is transferring to the West End following its 2017 critically acclaimed sell-out run on the National Theatre’s Dorfman stage.

Directed by Roger Michell, and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, Consent will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on May 18 for a 12-week run.

The cast includes Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Heather Craney and Adam James with further casting to be announced.

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 modern-day tragi-comedy takes a searing look at the law while putting modern relationships in the dock.

Nina Raine’s other plays include Tiger Country, Rabbit and Tribes as well as an adaptation of The Drunks by the Durnenkov Brothers.

Claudie Blakley’s theatre credits include Once in a Lifetime (Young Vic), The Painkiller (Garrick Theatre), Chimerica (Almeida Theatre), Rosencrantz & Guildernstern are Dead (National Theatre).

Her television credits include Grantchester, Silent Witness, The Driver, What Remains, Lark Rise to Candleford, Cranford Chronicles, Fallen Angel and Inspector Linley Mysteries.

Stephen Campbell Moore’s theatre credits include Photograph 51 (Noël Coward Theatre), Chimerica (Almeida), Clybourne Park (Royal Court), All My Sons (Apollo Theatre), The History Boys (National Theatre and on Broadway), Much Ado About Nothing and Antony and Cleopatra (The RSC).

His film credits include Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Lady in the Van, Sea Wolf, The Bank Job, Amazing Grace, The History Boys and Bright Young Things.

Heather Craney originated the roles of Gayle and Laura in Consent for the National Theatre.

Her other theatre credits include The Vote and Passion Play (Donmar Warehouse) and Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre).

On television her credits include Line of Duty, Life of Riley, Torchwood, In the Dark, Ahead of the Class, Holby City, Doctors, Silent Witness, Eastenders.

Adam James is an award-winning actor who has worked extensively on stage and screen. Currently in Olivier nominated Girl from the North Country (Noël Coward Theatre), Adam originated the role of Jake in Consent for the National Theatre, where his previous credits have included 13, Gethsemane and Blood and Gifts.

He is recognisable on screen for his roles in Dr Foster, King Charles III, The Crimson Field, Hustle and Extras amongst others.

Other theatre credits include An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre), Bull (Young Vic) and King Charles III (Almeida Theatre).

Consent runs at the Harold Pinter from May 18 – August 11.

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