Sonia Friedman Productions: Betrayal at Comedy Theatre

Ian Rickson’s new production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

‘I’ve always rather liked Jerry. To be honest, I’ve always liked him rather more than I’ve liked you. Maybe I should have had an affair with him myself.’

Betrayal is a play written by Harold Pinter in 1978. Critically regarded as one of the English playwright’s major dramatic works, it features his characteristically economical dialogue, characters’ hidden emotions and veiled motivations, and their self-absorbed competitive one-upmanship, face-saving, dishonesty, and (self) deceptions.

The plot of Betrayal exposes different permutations of betrayal and kinds of betrayals occurring over a period of nine years, relating to a seven-year affair involving a married couple, Emma and Robert, and Robert’s “close friend” Jerry, who is also married, to a woman named Judith.

Born in 1930 in East London, playwright, screen writer, director, political activist and actor Harold Pinter wrote thirty-two plays, twenty-two screenplays and directed thirty-six theatre productions. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, and was awarded the Companion of Honour in 2002. His many awards include the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D’Honneur for Lifetime Achievement, the European Theatre Award and the Legion d’Honneur.

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The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

The Caretaker – first performed in 1940 – was Harold Pinter’s first big hit. Fifty years on, it remains as mysterious and compelling as ever.

In this new production, Hollywood star and two-time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce joins the pantheon of great actors from Donald Pleasance to Michael Gambon who have played the part of the mysterious drifter, Davies.

Offered shelter in a dilapidated London flat by two strangers who later turn out to be brothers, Davies becomes embroiled in power games both terrifying and comic.

When this production opened at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre in October 2009 it was acclaimed as one of the finest ever productions of the play ever. Now it transfers to the West End for fourteen weeks only.

Opened: 12-Jan-2010
Booking until: 17-Apr-2010
Author: Harold Pinter
Casts: Jonathan Pryce

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