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  • Start Date

    Oct 20 2022
  • Theatre

  • Duration

    90 min

Betrayal, a critically acclaimed play written in 1978 by Nobel prize recipient, Harold Pinter, won an Olivier award in 1979 for Best New Play in the West End. Pre-pandemic, the play enjoyed a successful revival, receiving multiple awards for both the West End and Broadway productions in 2019 and 2020.

The play features Pinter’s characteristically economical dialogue, the characters’ hidden emotions and veiled motivations, their self-absorbed competitive one-upmanship, face-saving, dishonesty, and (self-)deceptions!

The play integrates different permutations of betrayal relating to a seven-year affair involving a married couple, Emma (Marlisa Doubell) and Robert (Matt Newman), and Robert’s “close friend” Jerry (Pierre Malherbe). For five years Jerry and Emma carry on their affair without Robert’s knowledge, until Emma, without telling Jerry she has done so, admits her infidelity to her husband, Robert.

Directing this classic play is Fleur du Cap: Lifetime Achievement Award-winning director, Chris Weare.

This is only the third time since the 1980’s that the rights have been granted by the Harold Pinter estate, exclusively for production in Cape Town.




20 October / 6:00 pm
29 October / 7:30 pm
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Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


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