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Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered?

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Two friends 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.

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 include RabbitTiger Country, and the Olivier-nominated Tribes.

“Funny and piercingly painful… Though this is a play about deafness, it is one that constantly sounds the still, sad music of humanity” Daily Telegraph, on Tribes

“A superb play… A highly authoritative, emotionally intelligent examination of both the best and the worst aspects of our NHS” The Observer, on Tiger Country

Meet the cast


28 March – 17 May 2017 | National Theatre, London.

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Cast: Priyanga Burford, Pip Carter, Ben Chaplin, Heather Craney, Daisy Haggard, Adam James and Anna Maxwell Martin (read more)

Director Roger Michell
Set Designer Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Designer Dinah Collin
Lighting Designer Rick Fisher
Sound Designer John Leonard


Poster image: detail from Lovers (6) © Jarek Puczel