Another well known actress of the stage and screen heads to the West End in 2011 as Kristen Scott Thomas stars alongside Douglas Henshall and Ben Mile in “Betrayal”. It will be an opportunity, not only to witness this acclaimed actress live onstage, but also to experience the work of the late Harold Pinter.
The production is arriving on the stage of the Comedy Theatre which, earlier in the year, was the home to “The Children’s Hour” - a show that also featured a well known actress of the screen in Keira Knightley. It just goes to show that the West End remains the best place to witness some high profile performances from the best known actors and performers in the world.
In “Betrayal” by Harold Pinter the focus is on a love triangle. It seems like pretty standard stuff at first but consider for a moment the unique way of telling this story – “Betrayal” is well known for reversing the narrative and portraying the story backwards as we follow the drama over a nine-year period. Along the way we come to appreciate the effects that these events have on the lives of those involved. It was first seen by audiences back in 1978 when it premiered at The National Theatre and has since become a well known and highly regarded piece from the back catalogue of one of Britain’s most beloved playwrights.
And with this production featuring the talents of Kristen Scott Thomas, London theatre audiences known that they will be in sage hands. The actress is known for a range of performances on both sides of the English Channel, from English-language movies like “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “The English Patient” to French films like “Tell No One”. She is also the recipient of a Laurence Olivier Award thanks to her career on the stage – which includes “The Seagull” at the Royal Court Theatre and “Three Sisters” at the Playhouse.
Meanwhile Douglas Henshall has also appeared in various roles over the years and is best known for his television work, which includes the television series “Primeval” and other shows like “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” and “Collision”.
Betrayal is set to appear at the West End’s Comedy Theatre from Thursday 16th June 2011 (previews from Friday 27th May 2011) until Saturday 20th August 2011.
|Booking From:||Friday, 27th May 2011|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 20th August 2011|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 3pm, Friday 5.30pm|
|Evenings:||Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 7.30pm, Friday 8.30pm|
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