Exeter Northcott Theatre returns to producing with Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

Exeter Northcott Theatre is proud to present artistic and executive director Paul Jepson’s directorial debut for the theatre with a new adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. The production is also Exeter Northcott Theatre’s first full in-house production in six years.

Starring Simon Merrells, Nick Moran and Sarah Jane Potts, 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. Is Emma betraying her husband? Is Jerry betraying his best friend? Or are they all betraying themselves.

Paul said: “Betrayal is a fabulous play. Funny, touching and incredibly balanced. A play about people breaking out and having what they want and then finding out they still aren’t happy. I’m delighted to be working with such a fantastic cast.”

betrayal at Exeter Northcott Theatre

Simon Merrells recent credits include: The Musketeers (BBC) & Crassus in Spartacus: War of the Damned (Sky). Simon’s theatre includes the lead in On the Water Front directed by Stephen Berkoff in the West End.

Nick Moran is best known for his role lead role as Eddy the card sharp in the BAFTA and BIFA winning Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; and as the writer of the Olivier nominated West End stage play Telstar directed by Paul Jepson. Other notable film roles include Scabior the leader of the Snatchers in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I & II.

Sarah-Jane Potts spent last year shooting the first series of Gracepoint (the American adaptation of the incredibly successful British series Broadchurch). Sarah-Jane played the role of Lauren in the film version of Kinky Boots (BBC) which she starred alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nick Frost and Joel Edgerton. Sarah-Jane is also known for her work in a number of long-standing series’ such as Bodies, Sugar Rush and Holby City.

Of the countless eternal love triangles written for the stage, few have matched Harold Pinter’s gripping depiction of infidelity – as intricate as a spy novel with its cross and double cross.
Smart, darkly funny and full of yearning, Betrayal is one of Pinter’s most accessible and riveting plays.

Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is at the Exeter Northcott Theatre from Thursday, February 18, 2016 to Saturday, March 5, 2015. From times and tickets pop over to the Exeter Northcott site