Tickets go on sale today (5 April 2011) for Ian Rickson's new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles. Betrayal, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will have its first preview at the Comedy Theatre on 27 May 2011 with press night on 16 June and is booking until 20 August 2011.
"I've always rather liked Jerry. To be honest, I've always liked him rather more than I've liked you. Maybe I should have had an affair with him myself." Sometimes you'll find there can be three people in a marriage...... Over a period of nine years, we are shown the high price of passion and the damage inflicted by desire. Harold Pinter's play explores how our loves and our losses echo and accumulate through time.
Kristin Scott Thomas was last on stage playing Arkadina in Ian Rickson's celebrated production of The Seagull at The Royal Court Theatre for which she won the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, reprising the role on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater the following year, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Her other theatre credits include Jonathan Kent's production of As You Desire Me and Michael Blakemore's production of Three Sisters both for The Playhouse Theatre in London. Her extensive film credits include most recently Sous Ton Emprise, Une Femme Parfaite and Nowhere Boy as well as Easy Virtue, The Other Boleyn Girl, the multi-award winning Gosford Park, The Horse Whisperer, The English Patient, Mission Impossible, Angels & Insects, for which she won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress, and Four Weddings and a Funeral, for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a supporting role and the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress. She has just finished filming Bel Ami and Salmon Fishing in Yemen, both due for release later this year. On television her credits include Gulliver's Travels, Belle Epoque, Body and Soul, Weep No More My Lady and The Secret Life of Ian Fleming.
Douglas Henshall was last on stage playing Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at The Almeida Theatre. His other theatre credits include The Cryptogram for the Donmar Warehouse, Death of a Salesman at the Lyric Theatre, The Crucible for Sheffield Theatres, The Coast of Utopia for the National Theatre and American Buffalo for the Young Vic. He is best known on television for playing Nick Cutter in the long running ITV series Primeval. His other extensive television credits include Joe Astell in South Riding, Jim in The Silence and Conan Doyle in The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle, all for the BBC, ALEX GANSA in Lewis and D.I. John Tolin in Collision, both for ITV and Daniel Nash in Psychos for Channel 4. His many film credits include Dorian Gray, French Film, Flying Lessons, Dead Long Enough, Ripley Underground, It's all About Love, The Lawless Heart, This Year's Love, If Only, Fast Food, The Big Man and Angels and Insects in which he starred alongside Kristin Scott Thomas.