I first saw Consent at the National Theatre on Thursday 20 April. It was superb.
The drama is set amongst a group of friends in their 30s/40s, many of whom are barristers. The play is not a courtroom drama on rape, as I had assumed (although it does feature a rape case), but more of a drama about relationships, marriage, adultery, rape and the question of Consent. It was all the better for this.
Superlative performances, and sharp witty intelligent writing. Thought provoking, provocative, funny. It was incredibly funny (which was not at all what I was expecting). The best new play I have seen in eons. I loved it so much, as soon as I got home I bought myself another ticket to go and see it again (Monday 24 April).
Cut and pasted from the National Theatre website:
Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered?
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.
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