Theatre-goers have been warned about particularity graphic and violent scenes in
The Hollywood actor is currently on stage in The National Theatre’s sell-out production, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other.
But an email has now been sent to ticket holders, warning them to be aware of ‘distressing’ ‘adult themes and violent scenes of a sexual nature.’
Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Blanchett, 49, is starring alongside Game Of Thrones’ Stephen Dillane in the production, which features explicit simulations of sexual acts including an orgy in a car.
The play, which sees six characters ‘acting out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance,’ also features graphic violence against women.
An elderly woman was taken to hospital after fainting during the show on Wednesday night.
Tickets for the show starring the A-list actor (pictured in October) are available via ballot only, given the high demand
While it remains unclear what caused her to pass out, the theatre subsequently sent an warning to email to other ticket holders about the graphic nature of the production, according to The Times.
Audience member Samuel Tucker said it was ‘sexually explicit and incredibly violent’.
He told the
‘It is so in-your-face violent and so in-your-face sexual and if you are not about that life, it might come across as shocking.’
She told the paper she saw theatre as a ‘provocation’, adding: ‘Hopefully it’s the conversation afterwards that’s the most important.’
The hotly-anticipated show has seen people queue outside the London box office from 3am in the morning to get their hands on cheap tickets.
Demand for the show starring the A-list actor was so high they are now available via ballot only.
Some fans eager to see the star have travelled from America to watch the show while others have been setting up camp outside the Dorfman Theatre to get their hands on tickets.
Samule Tucker wrote on Twitter: ‘For the first time in my life, I am going to the loony who queues outside from crazy O clock to get me a ticket for When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at the National Theatre.’
The National Theatre has sent an email to ticket holders warning them about the show
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Based on Samuel Richardson’s novel, Pamela, ‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’ sees six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.
The play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.
Another fan tweeted: ‘If When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other doesn’t have a New York transfer. I will cry.’
According to the National Theatre, the play ‘explores the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play’.
The play is based on Samuel Richardson’s 1740 novel, Pamela, during which ‘six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance’.
The production, written by Martin Crimp, is set to run for six weeks at the Dorfman Theatre from January 16 to March 2 next year.
It has been a busy creative period for Cate, with the two-time Oscar winner recently signing on to star in the new FX limited series Mrs America.
A spokesman for the National Theatre said: ‘We send a standard pre-visit email to patrons attending the next day’s performance, confirming start times, length, ticket details and reiterating any warnings already carried on our website, for all productions at the National Theatre.’