by Nina Raine

Directed by Ryan Williams

Wednesday 3 May - Saturday 13 May, 2023

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by Robery Piwko

Cast List

Kitty : Ruth Kirby
Edward : Nick Edwards
Rachel : Zelia Rita Mazele
Jake : Nicholas Gill
Zara : Natalie Ava Nasr
Tim : Liam Brown
Gayle/Laura : Alexa Wall


Production Team

Director : Ryan Williams
Set Design : Athena Maria
Costume Design : Rachel Bothamley and Angela Large
Lighting Design : Steven Cox
Sound Design : Matthew Ibbotson

Assistant Director: Sharmilla Pillay
Lighting Operator : Ömer Warman or Laurence Tuerk
Sound Operator : Millie Weston, Carlos Fain-Benda or Anna Kidd
Intimacy Coordinator : Eliza Lawrence
Production Carpenter : Matt Johnson
Set Construction and Get-In : Jude Chalk, Keith Syrett and members of the cast and crew
Marketing : Arabella Hornby

Ruth Kirby
Ruth Kirby joined the Company in April 2022 as an ensemble member of the final summer production - Coram Boy. Since, she has stage-managed two productions at the Tower (Writers' Room and Our Country's Good), finding a lot of interest in theatre production roles. This prompted her to apply for courses in production arts, which she will be starting later this year. Consent is the first show she has acted in at the Tower, outside of an ensemble role, and she is very much looking forward to being back on the stage.
  Nick Edwards
This is Nick Edwards' ninth show with the Tower following roles in Under the Blue Sky, The Vortex, The Deep Blue Sea, Time and the Conways, Mother’s Day, Clybourne Park, Sweat and most recently London Wall. He has acted and directed on the London stage with various theatre groups, most notably KDC and SEDOS. When not acting, Nick is an assistant principal in an academy in North Kensington.
Zelia Rita Mazele
Zelia Rita Mazele joined the Tower in October 2022 and this will be her second appearance with the Company - she played the role of Diana in Saturnalia (part of Writers' Room - December) last year. Zelia studied the Meisner Technique and graduated in 2020. She is very excited to be a part of this production!
  Nicholas Gill
This is Nicholas Gill's debut at the Tower, having joined in January this year. He trained with the National Youth Theatre in 2014 and his previous stage credits at the Nottingham New Theatre and Nottingham Lakeside Art Centre include Lear (King Lear), Tom Wingfield (The Glass Menagerie), Thomas (Bull), Alfieri (A View from the Bridge) and Flute/Egeus (A Midsummer Night's Dream). He played Nick Carraway in a production of The Great Gatsby at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. More recently, he performed in productions of Elektra and Machinal at the Bloomsbury Theatre and has performed in a number of short films.
Natalie Ava Nasr
Natalie Ava Nasr joined the Tower Theatre in November last year. She is thrilled to be a part of such an incredible and potent play as her debut performance. Natalie grew up in between Lebanon and Denmark before moving to Los Angeles where she completed her undergraduate in acting and trained under Beth Henley - author of Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart as well as worked alongside Tony Award winning actor Paul Sand in the production Save The Pier!. Upon graduating, she made her way to London to continue working as a professional theatre, film, and television actress. Her latest credits include The Round Table Company's new pilot for TV Tripped, Sony's Horizon Forbidden West, and HBO's sci-fi/comedy Avenue 5.
  Liam Brown
This is Liam Brown's third appearance with the Tower Theatre; he first appeared in Saturnalia - part of the Writers Room - December last year - when he played the role of Marcus which was a fun and challenging experience. He followed that with the dual roles of the Aborigine and Black Caesar in Our Country’s Good. Previously seen on stage some ten years ago, Liam is just returning to the acting arena. His creative outlet to date is a project creating a catalogue of music available for streaming.
Alexa Wall
This will be Alexa Wall's fourth show with the Tower Theatre, having previously appeared in The Canterbury Tales, Shakers and No Room at the Inn (part of 2022’s Writers Room). Having graduated from the London School of Dramatic Art in 2016, Alexa went on to perform in plays such as Roots as Beatie Bryant, Girls and Dolls as Clare and Got to Be Happy as Caroline. She then went on to become a Radio DJ for some of London’s biggest radio stations, as well as a professional make up artist.
  Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams has performed as an actor in film & regional theatres across the UK for over a decade now as well as continuing to further his studies in Vakhtangov and Method Acting techniques. Before arriving in London, he acted with theatre companies in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and even in the U.S. playing roles such as Brick Pollitt in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Paul Bratter in Barefoot in The Park. He's appeared in numerous shows as a performer at the Tower since 2018 - such as Trainspotting, The Canterbury Tales, Dead Funny and Enchanted April. However, this will be his directorial debut following his role as assistant director for Mosquitoes in 2022.