Opens: 17/05/2012 Closes: 09/06/2012 Crucible, Sheffield TheatresFollowing rave reviews of last year's London revival, Nick Bagnall directs John Simm in a love story that inverts the passing of time, tracing the demise of a doomed love triangle to its sordid beginnings. One of Harold Pinter's finest, this is a typically British play based on a typically British betrayal - its author's affair with BBC presenter Joan Bakewell. For more information visit: http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/betrayal-12/ Buy: http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/betrayal-12/
The Observer“Deeply personal and disquietingly universal...” A potentially mundane tale achieves mythic proportions. It takes an exceptional ensemble to exert the control necessary to pull this off. Tierney, Gemmell and Simm are exceptional...
Exeunt“Beautifully naturalistic and emotionally complex...” It’s a depiction of an affair that’s more corrosive than explosive...Bagnell’s production ends on more of a high and makes for a memorable and potent close to the Crucible’s 40th anniversary celebrations...
The Stage“Even affairs soon lose their lustre...” Pinter’s writing allows for questions to formulate, and this production, while not perfect, revels in such open-endedness...
Whatsonstage.com“Fizzes with a particular Pinteresque menace...” Under the unifying eye of Nick Bagnall’s direction, all elements fuse into a very satisfying production of Pinter’s masterpiece...
The Telegraph“Almost unbearably painful...” It seems to come from the heart, an often underworked organ in Pinter’s work. There are moments of tenderness and emotional truth here unmatched anywhere else in his work, as well as a bracing wit...
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