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Final casting announced for West End transfer of Consent

The cast of Consent

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FINAL casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Nina Raine’s Consent, which runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from May 29 (previews from May 18) to August 11, 2018.

Joining previously announced Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Heather Craney and Adam James are Clare Foster, Lee Ingleby and Thusitha Jayasundera.

Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a contentious legal 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.

Directed by Roger Michell, this ‘tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy’ (Daily Telegraph) takes a searing look at the law whilst putting modern relationships into the dock.

Clare Foster’s (Zara) theatre credits include Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/Apollo Theatre), Guys & Dolls, Master and Margarita and Out of This World (Chichester Festival Theatre), Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory/Harold Pinter Theatre), Separation, Duet for One, Love On The Dole and A Streetcar Named Desire (Bolton Octagon Theatre), Crazy for You (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre/Novello Theatre), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre), The Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury Theatre), Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible) and We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre).

Foster’s recent film and television credits include Holmes and Watson, Les Miserables, Black Forest, Dark Heart, Sherlock, Taboo, Galavant, Ripper Street and The Crown.

Lee Ingleby’s (Tim) theatre credits include Our Class and The Pillowman (National Theatre), Furnace Four and Shoreditch Madonna (Soho Theatre), Cressida (Almeida Theatre), Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie (Bush Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Albery), Dreaming (Royal Exchange) and About the Boy (Royal Court).

His extensive work in television includes The A Word, Line of Duty, Inspector George Gently, Nature Boy, White Heat, The Street, Luther, Our Zoo and The Five as well as the ITV series Innocent and Netflix mini-series adaptation of Watership Down. His work in film includes Master and Commander, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Ever After: A Cinderella Story.

Thusitha Jayasundera (Rachel) was most recently seen in The Divide at The Old Vic and King’s Theatre Edinburgh, and has previously appeared in Nina Raine’s Tiger Country at Hampstead Theatre. Her other theatre credits include My Eyes Went Dark (Finborough/Traverse Theatre), Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Crime and Punishment, War Horse and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Theatre), The Vertical Hour (Park Theatre) and The Comedy of Errors, Cain, Peer Gynt and Pentecost (RSC).

Her extensive work in television includes Midsomer Murders, Doctor Foster, Humans, The Foreigner, Broadchurch, The C Word and Lewis.

Consent is suitable for ages 15+.

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Image: L-R: Adam James, Thusitha Jayasundera, Nina Raine, Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Clare Foster, Lee Ingleby, Roger Michell and Heather Craney. Photo credit: Matt Crockett.