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#Penetration

22 Sep to 9 Oct 2021

Cockpit Theatre

inspired by seven true stories between 2014 and 2019. This controversial play explores sexual boundaries, the pervasive damage of social media and exposes the hidden snares of a 'hook up' culture.
#Penetration at the Cockpit Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


No one lies about rape.


You either consent or you don't, that's absolutely clear.


But what about when memories aren't as clear?

When Sean is accused of rape by Anna, his arrest throws his world into turmoil.


His mother Felicity, a lifelong feminist, knows women don't lie about rape just as surely as she knows her son is innocent.


As the story of that drunken night swings between Anna's credible account and Sean's own recollection, the line between verbal and non-verbal consent becomes increasingly blurred.


'Innocent until proved guilty' is ripped up as Sean is exposed in the press, publicly abused and barred from his university, his course and his future.


The interminable wait for prosecution finally drives Felicity from grief to a dark obsession.


Written by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies and directed by David Trevaskis, #Penetration is inspired by seven true stories between 2014 and 2019.


This controversial play explores sexual boundaries, the pervasive damage of social media and exposes the hidden snares of a 'hook up' culture.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Gateforth Street
Marylebone
London NW8 8EH

Box office tel: 0207 258 2925

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 22 September 2021

Closes:Saturday 9 October 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Thursday - 2-30pm (23 Sept)

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
From £12.75 - £16

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Creatives


Author: Carolyn Lloyd-Davies
Director: David Trevaskis
Production: Living the Drama

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