Penetration

£9.99

Coercion. Consent. Confusion

Based on true events, the play follows the stories of Anna, a rape complainant, and Sean, the defendant, with insight and sensitivity.

This heart-breaking, multi-layered play jolts the audience into exploring the implications of consent, focussing on the impact of toxic coercive relationships, the power of social media and the need for healthy sexual boundaries, especially when alcohol or drugs blur the lines.

The play deliberately takes no specific moral or legal standpoint, forcing you to question long-held beliefs and inherent prejudice. A socially provocative play, which is of particular significance in the light of recent shocking reports about the low incidence of convictions for rape and sexual assault in the UK.

 

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Carolyn Lloyd-Davies

Coercion. Consent. Confusion

Based on true events, the play follows the stories of Anna, a rape complainant, and Sean, the defendant, with insight and sensitivity.

This heart-breaking, multi-layered play jolts the audience into exploring the implications of consent, focussing on the impact of toxic coercive relationships, the power of social media and the need for healthy sexual boundaries, especially when alcohol or drugs blur the lines.

The play deliberately takes no specific moral or legal standpoint, forcing you to question long-held beliefs and inherent prejudice. A socially provocative play, which is of particular significance in the light of recent shocking reports about the low incidence of convictions for rape and sexual assault in the UK.

What the audience said:

‘Powerful, stirring and unnerving…’
‘Makes you re-evaluate your boundaries.’
‘This makes the audience ask questions they may not want to answer.’

Reviews and features ****

Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies at The Cockpit | Review (londontheatre1.com)

Penetration – Cockpit Theatre, London – The Reviews Hub

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for PENETRATION at The Cockpit (broadwayworld.com)

Penetration | My Theatre Mates

New play Penetration exploring consent to premiere at The Cockpit in Marylebone | Stage Chat

News: Based on seven true stories, ‘Penetration’ comes to The Cockpit Theatre – From page to stage – and everything in between (from-page-to-stage.com)