This November, our brand new Studio opens for the first time to the public; and what better play to open with, than Betrayal by the wonderful Harold Pinter to be directed by Nigel Westbrook. The play will run from November 12th to 15th 2014 – tickets are limited as the Studio is an intimate space for extra impact that can hold around 50 audience members.
Book your tickets now for this event that will be a important part to Chads Theatre’s history and development, and also a celebration to many more exciting and intimate performances in the Studio.
Betrayal is perhaps one of the least unforgivable events that can happen to anyone. And yet betrayal of a spouse is a story as old as life itself. In Harold Pinter’s acclaimed 1978 play we first meet Emma and Jerry a couple of years after the end of their five-year affair. Pinter then takes us back, scene by scene, to the very beginning of the affair. Along the way we are given insights into the relationship between Emma and her husband Robert and between Robert and his (so he thought) best friend Jerry. Betrayal is often described as Pinter’s most ‘accessible’ play and as Roger Ebert observed, in his review of the 1983 film, based on Pinter’s own screenplay, “The Betrayal structure strips away all artifice. It shows, heartlessly, that the very capacity for love itself is sometimes based on betraying not only other loved ones, but even ourselves.” Absorbing drama.
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