Ian Rickson's production is very strong and seems a lot shorter than its 90 minutes, the reverse passage of time clearly and moodily done. In many ways Miles has the meatiest role despite its being the least showy but all three actors are good, although I have slight reservations about Henshall, I'm not sure his Jerry is charismatic enough to inspire this whole tangled web. It's not enough to derail things though and the performance didn't feel like a preview - although the crew could maybe work on making the behind-the-scenes set changes a bit quieter. Christopher, a big Pinter fan, hadn't seen this play before but was very impressed by it, and was struck by designer Jeremy Herbert's dramatic use of red and white. Personally I thought this production had the edge over the last one I saw, despite the trademark pauses it still flies by.
Betrayal by Harold Pinter is booking until the 20th of August at the Comedy Theatre.