Classic tale from top playwright

London Classic Theatre present Betrayal at Buxton Opera House
London Classic Theatre present Betrayal at Buxton Opera House

The esteemed London Classic Theatre returns to Buxton Opera House next month to present Harold Pinter’s masterpiece Betrayal.

A ruthless exploration of the complexity of the human heart, Betrayal is Pinter’s most accessible work, enthralling and provocatively layered.

Emma is married to Robert, a publisher.

But for seven years, she has been having an affair with Jerry, a literary agent and Robert’s best friend.

Betrayal begins after the end of the affair, and pursues an intricate, gripping journey back to its very beginning.

In a brilliant device, time is turned upside down as the play charts significant events in reverse.

Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, Pinter was born in East London in 1930.

He wrote 29 plays including The Birthday Party, Old Times, The Homecoming and The Caretaker.

In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, before his death in 2008.

London Classic Theatre are a touring theatre company committed to producing challenging, accessible drama of the highest quality.

They have a reputation for staging both classic and modern classic plays, bringing an inventive, varied repertoire to audiences across the UK.

Evening performances will take place at the Water Street venue on September 20 and September 21 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets for the show, priced from £12.50 to £16.50, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at