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CONSENT – National Theatre

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Rape is such a serious social issue that it’s hardly surprising that several recent plays have tackled it. I’m thinking of Gary Owen’s Violence and Son, James Fritz’s Four Minutes Twelve Seconds and Evan Placey’s Consensual. All of these discuss, whether implicitly or explicitly, the notion of consent, which is the name of playwright and director Nina Raine’s latest drama about the subject.






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NEWS: NT announces Queer Theatre, more Follies casting, further season details

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The National Theatre has announced programme details for its new season running from April to November 2017. In addition to the two inbound political plays heading for the West End – the European premiere of Broadway hit Oslo and the staged reading All the President’s Men? – Scenes from the U.S. Senate’s Confirmation Hearings, reported here – highlights include: Jane Eyre returns, following an acclaimed …

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NEWS: NT transfers Oslo, stages Trump confirmation hearings in West End

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Two highly political plays based on real-life world affairs will come to the West End this year from New York, via the National Theatre. Later this month, for one night only, there’s a staged reading of All the President’s Men?, Nicolas Kent‘s edited transcripts from the Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s (highly controversial) Cabinet. And in the autumn, JT …

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PHOTOS: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough & Angels in America cast in rehearsal

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Rehearsal photos are released today of the National Theatre’s forthcoming 25th anniversary revival of Tony Kushner‘s two-part epic Angels in America, which opens at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre on 4 May 2017, following previews from 11 April America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, …