#Penetration


When Sean is accused of rape by Anna, a fellow student, his arrest throws both his and his mother's world, into turmoil.
#Penetration at Cockpit Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cockpit Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 16 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


When Sean is accused of rape by Anna, a fellow student, his arrest throws both his and his mother's world, into turmoil.


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


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


As the play unfolds, our fundamental belief of 'innocent until proved guilty' is turned on its head as Sean is exposed in the press, becomes a target for abuse and is barred from his course, his university and his future.


The interminable two year wait, while the Crown Prosecution Service decides whether to prosecute, finally drives Felicity from grief to a dark obsession with tracking Anna down, and consequent life-changing events.


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


This controversial play explores the blurred parameters of sexual consent, the powerful influence of social media and exposes the hidden snares within our liberal hook-up culture.


Women don't lie about rape. Why would they?


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Postal address:
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London NW8 8EH

Box office tel: 0207 258 2925

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 29 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 16 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Thursday - 2-30pm (30th April)

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£12; Early Bird: £10

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Creatives


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

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