05 December 2022 - 10 December 2022

Sherborne Studio Theatre, Marston Rd, Sherborne

Betrayal by Harold Pinter is inspired by Pinter's own clandestine extramarital affair, and the plot integrates different permutations of betrayal relating to a seven-year affair involving a married couple, Emma and Robert, and Robert's "close friend" Jerry, who is also married, to a woman named Judith. For five years Jerry and Emma carry on their affair without Robert's knowledge, both cuckolding Robert and betraying Judith, until Emma, without telling Jerry she has done so, admits her infidelity to Robert (in effect, betraying Jerry), although she continues their affair. Four years after exposing the affair and two years after their subsequent break up, Emma meets Jerry to tell him that her marriage to Robert is over. She then lies to Jerry in telling him that, "last night", she had to reveal the truth to Robert and that he now knows of the affair. The truth however, is that Robert has known about the affair for the past four years.

Tickets £10/£12, from (07786 070093)

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