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 Matt, 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, RTYDS Associate Director at Northern Stage and an Associate Artist of Boundless Theatre. Elayce was Resident Director at the NT Studio in 2014/15 as the winner of the JP Morgan Award for Emerging Directors. She assisted directors including Lyndsey Turner, Michael Buffong, Simon McBurney, Bijan Sheibani and Amy Hodge. Under the award Elayce directed Andrew Whaley’s The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco at the Gate. It was nominated for 5 Off West End Theatre Awards, including Best Director. 

She has created puppetry as a director and performer for companies including Kneehigh, Oily Cart, RSC, UnicornTheatre and Complicite/ENO. Elayce directed Girls by Theresa Ikoko in 2016, where it premiered at HighTide Festival, and played at Birmingham Rep and in a 5-week sell-out run at Soho Theatre. The production was nominated for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017.

Recent credits include: Jude Christian’s Nanjing (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe); The War of the Worlds, adapted by Laura Lindow (Northern Stage and North Eastern Tour); Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas (Northern Stage).


Anna Mawn

Christian Bevan

Elinor Peregrin

Max Mindell

Gayle / Laura
Rose Basista

Tom Claxton

Yasmine Haller

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