Coming to Manila in March 2024. Victor Lirio helms a cast of London-based actors James Bradwell (Shakespeare's Globe, The Royal Court Theatre), James Cooney (Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, Almeida Theatre), and Vanessa White (The Saturdays, West End's The Lion King) to open Repertory Philippines' 87th season in the Manila premiere of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play, Betrayal employs a reverse-chronological structure to tell the story of an extra-marital affair. It begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Inspired by Pinter’s own seven-year affair, the play is a three-hander and takes place in London and Venice over a nine-year period.
From Newsweek: “Betrayal is an exquisite play, brilliantly simple in form and courageous in its search for a poetry that turns banality into melancholy beauty.”
James Bradwell , James Cooney , Vanessa White , Regina De Vera , Jef Flores
Set Designer: Miguel Urbino
Lighting Designer: John Batalla
Sound Designer: Fabian Obispo
Costume Designer: Becky Bodurtha
Executive Producer: Mindy Perez-Rubio
Production Manager: Patricia Lois Gregorio
Associate Set Designer: Julia Pacificador
Assistant Director: Uriel Villar
Publicity Photos: The Other Richard