Written by Evan Placey
Directed by Pia Furtado
"Think of Sexual Relationship Education as a war zone and you’re the journalist. Give the facts, show the photos, but don’t get too close unless you want your head blown off."
As Head of Year 11 Diane is meant to be implementing the new ‘Healthy Relationships’ curriculum. But then Freddie arrives. She hasn’t seen him since that night six years earlier when he was fifteen. She thinks he took advantage of her. He thinks she groomed him for months. But neither is sure.
The National Youth Theatre presents an explosive and thought-provoking piece of new writing from Evan Placey (Writers’ Guild Award winner) exploring what happens when buried secrets catch up with you. But when it comes to sex and consent, are there really any blurred lines?
Please click here to download the education pack for the production.
WhatsOnStage: "Intelligent and gripping… Consensual is more than a match for the best of the West End."
Time Out: Critic’s Choice: "The NYT plays a blinder with this slippery play about underage consent."
Official London Theatre: "Challenging, thought-provoking and impeccably performed."
Evening Standard:"Pia Furtado’s sassy production is juicily provocative."
Running Time: Approximately 1 hour & 50 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
Not suitable for those under 14. There will be scenes of a sexual nature and language which you may find offensive.
There will be a captioned performance of Consensual on Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30pm. Please click here for more details.
We need to talk about Consent
7.30pm – 10.30pm Tuesday 10 November 2015
A post-show panel discussion exploring the themes of consent and sex education explored in Evan Placey’s critically acclaimed new play Consensual, currently being staged by the 2015 National Youth Theatre REP Company at Ambassadors Theatre.
The panel will be chaired by broadcaster, writer and NYT Council member Janet Ellis and panellists will include NUS National Women’s Officer Susuana Amoah who has pioneering the national university I Heart Consent Campaign, NYT REP members and other panellists to be confirmed.
Quote NYT15 for a special £15 Ticket Offer for the production and panel discussion.