When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other


This new play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Started: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The production reunites Martin Crimp (Attempts on her Life, In the Republic of Happiness) and director Katie Mitchell (Waves, Cleansed).


Cate Blanchett makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane, who returns to the National Theatre for the first time since The Coast of Utopia in 2002.


Synopsis


Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's Pamela.


'Go on then: lock the doors and see what happens. Show me how much power you really have.'


This new play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.


Using Samuel Richardson's novel, Pamela, as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 16 January 2019

Press night:Wednesday 23 January 2019

Closes:Saturday 2 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 16 - 22 January

£37 - £10


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£54 - £10


Friday & Saturday eves

£58 - £10


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 22 February, 7.30pm

Sat 23 February, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour


Cast


Cate Blanchett

Babirye Bukilwa

Stephen Dillane

Jessica Gunning

Emma Hindle

Craig Miller


Creatives


Author: Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's Pamela, a new play by Martin Crimp
Director: Katie Mitchell
Set designer: Vicki Mortimer
Costume designer: Sussie Juhlin-WallĂ©n
Lighting: James Farncombe
Sound: Melanie Wilson
Movement: Joseph Alford

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