Emma is married to Robert. But for seven years, she’s been having an affair with Jerry, Robert’s best friend.

Betrayal begins at the end of the affair, and pursues an enthralling journey to its very beginnings. As memory reels backwards towards the moment the affair started, the lies tangle into a web of deception, and betrayal begets betrayal.

Of the countless eternal love triangles written for the stage, few have matched Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter’s gripping depiction of infidelity – as intricate as a spy novel with its cross and double cross.

Alison Bell (Constellations, Tribes) stars in State Theatre Company of South Australia’s production of Pinter’s arresting relationship drama, directed by their Artistic Director Geordie Brookman.

News & Reviews



The greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays.

The Telegraph (UK)

Bell is spellbinding.


An affair to remember. Alison Bell is outstanding.

The Australian

Exceptionally good theatre.


See this remarkable work while you can. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Broadway World
Time Out Melbourne


Extend Your Experience

There are many ways you can extend your theatre experience with MTC.

Free Production Briefing

A free production briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday 24 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. The briefings are a perfect opportunity to learn more about the play from members of the cast and creative teams, before you attend your performance. All briefings are free and there is no need to book – simply turn up prepared for a great discussion!

Forum Night

Monday 31 August is a Forum Night. Following this performance, ticket holders can hear the cast, creative team and director discuss the show. Please note, these evenings are very popular, so get in early.

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Attendance Information

  • Contains some coarse language.

  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
  • This production will be audio described on 22 September (6.30pm) and 26 September (4pm, with tactile tour at 3pm) and captioned on 3 October (4pm). To learn more about these performances, email

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