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Comedy Theatre
Panton Street SW1Y 4DN
Betrayal
by Harold Pinter
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Show Details
Preview 27th May 11
Opens 16th Jun 11
Booking to 20th Aug 11
Show Times
Mon - Thurs & Sat 7.30 pm
Fri 8.30 pm
Matineé Wed & Sat
3.00 pm

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Harold Pinter's 'Betrayal' first came out in 1978 at the National Theatre. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, and was awarded the Companion of Honour in 2002. He has received many other awards and honours for his plays and writing.

Kristan Scott ThomasBetrayal is love triangle over nine years, the desire of each for the others unfolds through beautifully written dialogue. The play explores both emotions and mental calculation of the affairs of their lives through time.


The play shows many different aspects of betrayal with various different flavours including seven years of a convoluted affair of a married couple, Emma and Robert. Her lover is Robert's close friend Jerry who also happens to be married, to one Judith.

STORY

Robert is the hurt husband who finds out that Emma and his best friend have been having an affair over a long period. He hides his intense feelings about this while Ema and Jerry appear almost indifferent to the actual damage caused across the board.

A play for today in a society where betrayal is continuing to play a big part in the current game.

Ben Miles Kristin Scott Thomas Douglas Henshall
Ben Miles Kristin Scott Thomas Douglas Henshall

CAST

  • Kristin Scott Thomas - Emma
  • Douglas Henshall - Robert
  • Ben Miles - Jerry
  • Directed by Ian Rickson
  • Producer - Sonia Friedman Productions
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