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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.  BUT.........

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

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

#Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies

No one lies about rape. You either consent or you don't. That's absolutely clear. But what about when memories aren't as clear?

When Sean is accused of rape by Anna, his arrest throws his world into turmoil. Felicity, a lifelong feminist, knows women don't lie about rape just as surely as she knows her son is innocent. As the story of that drunken night swings between Anna's credible account and Sean's own recollection, the line between verbal and non-verbal consent becomes increasingly blurred.

'Innocent until proved guilty' is ripped up as Sean is exposed in the press, publicly abused and barred from his university, his course and his future. The interminable wait for prosecution finally drives Felicity from grief to a dark obsession.

Written by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies and directed by David Trevaskis, #Penetration is inspired by seven true stories between 2014 and 2019. This controversial play explores boundaries, the pervasive damage of social media and exposes the hidden snares of a 'hook up' culture. 

Listen to the latest interview 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! 

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