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National Theatre production of Consent to transfer to West End

Nina Raine’s show opened to acclaim last year

Adam James, Stephen Campbell Moore and Claudie Blakley
Adam James, Stephen Campbell Moore and Claudie Blakley
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Following a sell-out run at the Dorfman Theatre last year, Nina Raine's Consent, which was nominated for a Susan Blackburn Smith Award, will transfer into the West End in May.

Directed by Roger Michell (Waste) and originally co-produced by Out of Joint, the show explores modern issues surrounding consent and how they're perceived by the justice system. In her review of the original production at the Dorfman, Daisy Bowie-Sell said that "Raine's writing crackles with a sharp-tongued and witty energy".

The cast will be composed of both original cast members and new additions, with Heather Craney and Adam James reprising their roles in the show, and Claudie Blakley (Chimerica) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, Chimerica) joining the cast. Further casting is to be announced.

The show will open for a 12-week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre and has set by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Dinah Collin, lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Kate Whitley, sound by John Leonard and casting by Amy Ball.

Consent runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 May to 11 August with previews from 18 May.

Buy tickets for Consent from Thursday 15 March