by Harold Pinter
Monday 12 – Saturday 17 June 2017, performances at 7.45pm
Doors open at 7.15pm.
Shown in reverse chronological order, Betrayal explores and explodes the classic love triangle in Harold Pinter’s unconventional fashion, opening with the end of the seven-year-long affair between Emma and Jerry - lifelong friend of her husband Robert - and heading back to its roots. Inspired by Pinter’s real-life affair with Joan Bakewell, each character experiences their own version of betrayal.
Jerry - Peter Cook
Emma - Emma Sterry
Robert - Paul Gallantry
Waiter - Mathieu Menard
Director - Adrian Tang
Peter Cook is impeccable as the bleak-hearted Jerry, dispassionate and hollow, whilst Emma (Emma Sterry) reveals a touching vulnerability and pathos, which shine through her duplicity. Paul Gallantry, as the emotionally sadistic Robert, gives us a powerful performance; misogynistic, yet tender and funny.
It is a fascinating study of the workings of the frail human heart and the entire cast and crew are to be congratulated on a compelling and spellbinding production. We left the theatre pondering on possibilities. Don’t miss it!
This amateur production of Betrayal is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd