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COVID-19 Update : Penetration, the show will go on!

Last March, The Cockpit in London, along with all other theatre venues, sadly had to postpone the production of our new play, in line with Government directives.  

However, we are now delighted to announce dates for 2021 and our opening night is now planned for Wednesday, 22  September, with a three week run until Saturday, 9 October, 2021. 

More details to follow or contact the Box Office on 020 7258 2925

Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies

Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, is a socially provocative piece of theatre, of particular significance in the light of recent shocking reports.

Based on true events, the play follows the stories of Anna, a rape complainant, and Sean, the defendant, with insight and sensitivity.  Anna’s manipulative and coercive boyfriend James, adds an additional overtone to the play, as does the perspective of Felicity, Sean’s mother.  This multi-layered play aims to jolt the audience into exploring parameters of consent, focussing on the impact of toxic coercive relationships, the power of social media and the need for healthy sexual boundaries especially when alchohol or drugs blur the lines.

Directed ‘in the round’ by David Trevaskis, at The Cockpit theatre in Marylebone, London, the audience experience the power of ‘close up’ theatre and ultimately come to their own conclusion on what exactly constitutes consent. 

Comments from a rehearsed reading included:

"This makes the audience ask questions they may not want to answer."

"Makes you re-evaluate your boundaries."

"Powerful, stirring and unnerving."

For further information contact the Box Office on 020 7258 2925 or through our website.


The Cast

We are delighted to announce the cast for our September production of Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies:

Calum Wragg-Smith
plays Sean Johnson

Georgina Armfield
plays Anna McIntyre

Louise Bangay
plays Felicity Johnson

Amantha Edmead
plays Vivienne Okeke/Suzy Persad

Steve Chusak
plays Dr James Tang

Rebecca Hunt
plays DC Jane Novak

Mike Anfield
plays DS Barry Lee

Listen to the Latest Iinterview with Carolyn Lloyd-Davies

Third Act Playwriting Group

We're a group of aspiring older playwrights who meet once a month in north Oxford, to support, encourage and critique each other's scripts.  And in spite of the photo we do have men in our group.  It's a friendly, supportive and stimulating group of like minded people who love theatre!

If you've got a play in development and you're interested in joining us, email [email protected]

Two or three times a year we also have a 'bring and share' lunch, with the opportunity of showing extracts from your work. 

We look forward to welcoming you!