Main House Edward Bennett, Nancy Carroll, Joseph Millson

BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter

Directed by Jonathan Church
  • 14 - 31 October
BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinee Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
No matinee Thursday 15 October
PRESS NIGHT Wednesday 21 October 7pm

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Wed 14 — Sat 31 Oct

★★★★ “No matter how many times you see Betrayal, there are fresh pleasures. A timeless classic” Guardian

★★★★ “Fascinating. Theatre needs this kiss of life. I’m unequivocally impressed” Daily Mail

“The performances are uniformly surefooted” The Times

“If you’re in the vicinity – grab it!” Telegraph

“A fascinating production and Theatre Royal Bath have done it proud” Whatsonstage

★★★★ “A first rate show and a welcome return to the Theatre Royal Bath” BroadwayWorld

★★★★ With this show the Theatre Royal is back in business showing that high quality work is eminently achievable in conditions which might, until recently, have seemed beyond reachStageTalk Magazine

“The excellent cast… Pinter is at the top of his game here. The attention to each word, breath and pause coupled with razor sharp direction from Jonathan Church” Western Daily Press

“An outstanding production, a welcome and inspiring return to performance” Bath Echo

“In short, I would see this production again in a heartbeat. A coup de theatre” Bath Echo

BETRAYAL, Harold Pinter’s mesmerising masterpiece of relationships and adultery, stars Olivier Award winner Nancy Carroll (Father BrownThe Crown), West End star Joseph Millson (Love Never Dies, Dr Sam Pearson in Peak Practice), RSC regular Edward Bennett and Christopher Bianchi (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol Old Vic).

BETRAYAL opens as Emma and Jerry meet for a drink, two years after their seven-year affair has ended. Emma has recently discovered that her husband, and Jerry’s best friend, Robert, has been betraying her for years and has retaliated by spilling the beans on her own affair.

As secrets and lies unravel, time spools backwards scene by scene to the party where the first sparks of passion are ignited, placing the audience in the tantalising position of knowing more about what is happening than the protagonists do.

Tender, moving and widely considered to be Pinter’s most accessible work, this devastating dissection of a love triangle, presents a compelling portrait of both the relationship between the lovers and the competitiveness of male friendships.

Harold Pinter was one of Britain’s most influential dramatists, with a career that spanned 50 years. His plays include The Birthday Party, The Caretaker and The Homecoming.

 “Pinter’s exquisitely crafted play” Guardian

 “Packs a bruising emotional punch” Sunday Express

“What strikes one most is its astonishing combination of technical ingenuity and deep feeling” Daily Telegraph

We are asking our audience members to stagger arrival times to avoid queueing and congestion.

If your seat numbers are Stalls 7-11 or Royal & Dress Circle Rows A, C or E

please arrive between 7pm & 7.10pm (matinees 2pm & 2.10pm)

For all other seat numbers and wheelchair space bookers

please arrive between 7.15pm & 7.25pm (matinees 2.15pm & 2.25pm)

Wednesday 14 – Saturday 31 October

All tickets: £35 / £25 / £10

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinee Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
No matinee Thursday 15 October
PRESS NIGHT Wednesday 21 October 7pm

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter

Starring Edward Bennett, Nancy Carroll, Joseph Millson and Christopher Bianchi

Directed by Jonathan Church

Designer – Alex Eales

Lighting Design – Joshua Carr

Sound Designer & Composer – Jon Nicholls

Casting – Ginny Schiller CDG

Nancy Carroll is one of the leading actresses of her generation. She won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in Terence Rattigan’s After The Dance at the National Theatre. She is well known for her recurring role of Lady Felicia in seven series of BBC1’s Father Brown, has recently starred in the worldwide TV hit The Crown, and featured in Sky One comedy Agatha Raisin.

Joseph Millson initially came to public attention as Dr Sam Morgan in the long running medical drama Peak Practice. He has since played may leading roles at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, and at the RSC, where he won the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play for The Rover in 2017. He also won the Whatsonstage Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to Phantom of the Opera. His film credits include Casino Royale and Angel Has Fallen.

Edward Bennett has recently starred as Macduff in Macbeth, Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, all for the RSC, and Stanley Stubbers in the National Theatre hit comedy One Man Two Guvnors. He is well known to Bath audiences for numerous appearances as part of the Peter Hall Company in School For Scandal, Habeus Corpus and Measure for Measure.

Christopher Bianchi has worked regularly for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Bristol Old Vic.

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

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A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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