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Penetration Film + Discussion
Mar 8, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
About this event
Watch the film then join playwright, Carolyn Lloyd Davies, in an on-line round table discussion to debate the issues raised in her 4 -star, critically acclaimed play Penetration, seen at the Cockpit Theatre in London last autumn .
Chaired by David Trevaskis, the play’s director, other panellists include:
• Sally Pettigrew, Relationship and Family Counsellor
• Georgina Armfield, lead female actor
• Calum Wragg-Smith, lead male actor
• Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, playwright
• Martin Bourne, lawyer and partner at Knights PLC
‘Penetration is a complex new drama that examines the legal and moral consequences of date rape….The play’s great virtue is that it refuses to preach or to take sides…..every teenager and student in the country should see this play. Conferences and public forums should be convened to discuss its ramifications. This is a script to raise whirlwinds.’
– Lloyd Evans, theatre critic The Spectator Oct 2nd 2021.
Based on true events, the play follows the stories of Anna, a rape complainant, and Sean, the defendant, exploring the implications of consent, and 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. This socially provocative play 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.
Published by Aurora Metro Books available to purchase with your ticket.
All ticket holders will have access to the film version of the entire play, available on-demand from Stream Theatre before the discussion.
About the Writer
Carolyn is the founder of Living the Drama (https://www.livingthedrama.co.uk) , and as a professional actor, playwright and experienced teacher, she brings a mix of knowledge and experience to all her projects. Working closely with her creative team, her role is to lead, manage and develop the company’s vision and ensure its values are upheld. Carolyn trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, and was a Trustee for seven years. She is on the Development Committee of Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, a thriving Performance Arts Centre for young people. She has written four full length plays (one with Stephanie Connell) plus two short screenplays, and two audio comedies. In 2016/17, she was attached to the Oxford Playhouse Playmaker scheme for a year, and has published over 30 articles.