Read Reviews for London’s When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Starring Cate Blanchett

The Verdict   Read Reviews for London’s When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Starring Cate Blanchett
 
Martin Crimp’s new play about a night of sexual role play opened January 23 at the National Theatre.
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett Stephen Cummiskey

London's National Theatre celebrated the official opening of When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other January 23, now running through March 2. The Martin Crimp play, starring Oscar winner and Tony nominee Cate Blanchett, revamps Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela to tell the story of a teenage servant who refuses her master’s advances.

Pamela's narrative serves as inspiration for the new play about a night of S&M-themed role-play, in which five characters enter a risky game of sexual domination and resistance.

Read reviews for the new production below.

The Arts Desk (Veronica Lee)

The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Hollywood Reporter (Demetrios Matheou)

Independent (Holly Williams)

iNews (Alice Jones)

The New York Times (Matt Wolf)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

Directed by Katie Mitchell (Waves, Cleansed), the production also features Tony winner Stephen Dillane (The Real Thing), Babirye Bukilwa, Jessica Gunning, Emma Hindle, and Craig Miller.

The London staging has set design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting design by James Farncombe, sound design by Melania Wilson, costume design by Sussie Juhlin-Wallén, and movement direction by Joseph Alford.

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