Nina Raine's


Friendship, ethics and truth are put to trial when two friends represent opposing sides in a rape case. As every version of the truth is challenged, personal lives begin to unravel.

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Written by
Nina Raine

Directed by
Elayce Ismail

The Carne Studio Theatre

£14 (£7 concessions)*

30 Nov-5 Dec

About the show

Blind, impartial or blinkered? What does justice see? Ed and Tim, lawyers and friends, take opposing sides in a rape case. As they grapple with the key witness being a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs, their own home lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

Directed by award-winning Elayce Ismail, Nina Raine's powerful, painful, funny play, sifts the evidence from every side and puts Justice herself in the dock.

Nina began her career as a trainee director at the Royal Court under the Regional Young Theatre Director Scheme. Theatre writing credits include: Consent (National Theatre), Tribes (Drama Desk Award, Olivier Award Best New Play nomination), Tiger CountryThe Drunks (Adaptation) and Rabbit (Evening Standard and Critic’s Circle Awards for most promising playwright). Theatre directing credits include: Jumpy (Royal Court/Duke of York’s Theatre); Tiger Country (Hampstead Theatre); Shades (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs – Critic’s Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Most Promising Newcomer); Rabbit (Old Red Lion/Trafalgar Studios/Brits off Broadway Festival); Unprotected (Liverpool Everyman/Traverse Theatre – Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and TMA Best Director Award); Vermillion Dream (Salisbury Playhouse); Eskimo Sisters (Southwark Playhouse).

Elayce is a theatre and opera director, and dramaturg. Her work encompasses new writing, contemporary adaptations of classic texts, devising, opera, puppetry, and community and participation work. She has directed theatre for companies including the National Theatre, Young Vic, Gate, Royal Court, Northern Stage, Soho Theatre and Deutsches Theater Berlin. She has directed opera for companies including the Royal Opera House and English National Opera.

Elayce was the inaugural RTYDS Associate Director at Northern Stage in 2017/2018. Prior to this she was Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio as the recipient of the JP Morgan Award for Emerging Directors in 2014/2015.

Theatre includes: If Not Now, When? (NT); Nanjing (Shakespeare’s Globe/Royal Exhange Manchester/Birmingham Rep); Under Milk Wood, The War of the Worlds (Northern Stage); Girls (HighTide Festival/Soho Theatre/UK tour); Spooky Action at a Distance, Chorus, The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco (Gate); Stay Another Song (Young Vic); When I Am Queen (Almeida); They Whisper Don’t Gaze at the Stars… (ENO).

Recent opera as revival/associate director: 4:48 Psychosis (Opéra national du Rhin/Royal Opera House); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier); The Virtues of Things (Royal Opera House).


Anna Mawn

Christian Bevan

Elinor Peregrin

Max Mindell

Gayle / Laura
Rose Basista

Tom Claxton

Yasmine Haller

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