Betrayal

A Derby Theatre Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 17 March 2017 - Saturday 1 April 2017

A bitter dark comedy and gripping story of infidelity.

Emma and Jerry meet two years on from the end of their adulterous affair. Emma has betrayed her husband Robert. Jerry has betrayed his best friend Robert. But Robert has secrets of his own.

As time peels backwards charting a seven-year love affair, a complicated and intricate web of lies and deceit is revealed, making us question who is betraying whom.

Inspired, in part, by Harold Pinter's affair with BBC presenter Joan Bakewell and written in 1978, the first production went on to win the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Play, as well as being adapted into an Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated film.

Harold Pinter was a playwright, screen writer, director, political activist, actor and one of the 20th century's most influential dramatists. He wrote thirty-two plays, twenty-two screenplays and directed thirty-six theatre productions.

He recieved the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, and was awarded the Companion of Honour in 2002. His many awards include the Moliere D'Honneur for Lifetime Achievement, the European Theatre Award and the Legion d'Honneur.

Directed by Lekan Lawal