BETRAYAL

Yes, Betrayal is a major dramatic work by a Nobel laureate. But is this revival worth paying Broadway prices for a cast of 4½ with no orchestra and barely a hint of a set?

By Andrew Andrews

British playwright Harold Pinter’s story of a 1970’s extramarital affair, inspired by his own life, is most notable for being told backwards, from two years after the affair has ended until the moment it first sparked.

This is New York’s third revival of the story, having transferred from London where it just completed its seventh run.

Zawe Ashton and Tom Hiddleston portray the unfaithful couple Emma and Robert, with Charlie Cox as Jerry, Emma’s lover and Robert’s best friend.

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Andrew Andrews attended BETRAYAL at Bernard B Jacobs Theatre in New York on Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 8:00pm to write this review.

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