Betrayal by Harold Pinter

Tue 12th April to Sat 16th April 2016

A perfect betrayal performed on stage.

“From the moment the stylish, tricolour set was revealed, it was clear that the Harborough Theatre’s production of Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’ was going to be good. And it certainly didn’t disappoint.

Ably directed by John Ghent, this classic tale of extra marital affairs oozed professionalism from the off.

The cast of four capitalised on Pinter’s script, cleverly varying the pace as required.

Unusually, the nine scenes went backwards in time – the audience carefully guided by dates projected above the stage.

Joy Brankin-Frisby and Neil Lovegrove were the lovers, Emma and Jerry, and squeezed out every nuance of their lines.

Nothing was wasted. A look, a gesture, a move – everything perfect.

The role of Robert – Emma’s husband and Jerry’s best friend – was in the capable hands of Joff Brown. His talent ensured a totally believable character.

The cast was completed by Andrew Nelson as an amusing Italian waiter.

Set over a decade from the late Sixties, the play took us through the deceit and lies involved in an affair.

For me, one of the best shows of the season performed by Market Harborough Drama Group.”

Review by Gordon Birch
Harborough Mail