It’s nearly time for the world premiere of Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies which runs at The Cockpit Theatre from 22 September to 9th October 2021. My Theatre Mates was invited behind the scenes to take a look at the company in rehearsals for this new provocative play which deals with the issue of consent.
Carolyn Lloyd-Davies’ socially provocative play Penetration, running at The Cockpit Theatre from 22 September to 9 October 2021, explores the confusion which surrounds society’s failure to understand the concept of consent. Directed by David Trevaskis, the world premiere is inspired by seven true stories of accusations and acquittals from 2014 to 2019.
The world premiere of Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, a sensitive piece inspired by seven true stories of accusations and acquittals from 2014 to 2019, comes The Cockpit this autumn from 22- September to 9th October 2021 (press night is 23 September).
Based on Simon Callow’s English translation, this version of La Cage aux Folles stays true to the original French text. Callow’s edits and new dialogue has given us a fresh interpretation which is arch and bubbling with hilariously sharp one-liners.
I can’t think of another play set like One of Those entirely on a train – Hecht and MacArthur’s On The Twentieth Century is the most persistently rail-bound but starts and ends in theatres, and even Patricia Highsmith’s murderous Strangers on a Train had their climax on a fairground carousel in Craig Warner’s stage adaptation at the Gielgud a couple of years back.