Comedy Theatre |  West End  | May, 2011

A play by Harold Pinter

Directed by Ian Rickson

Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Hensall, and Ben Miles

Over a period of nine years, Pinter’s play shows the high price of passion and the damage inflicted by desire, exploring how our loves and our losses echo and accumulate through time. (Read more at

"The play’s mixture of wit and emotional truth never stales and Rickson’s production is the finest I have seen of Pinter’s masterpiece. Jeremy Herbert’s designs conjure a variety of locations with great skill and it is significant that even in the opening scene, set in a pub, we also see the bed on which the betrayal took place. And the acting is virtuously flawless throughout." 

The Daily Telegraph

“Those who know the play well will find new meanings in this revival; and those who don't will be ushered into a world where pain and loss are explored with poetic precision.”

- The Guardian

Kristin Scott Thomas has graced the London stage on three previous occasions – each time to indelible effect ... A haunting performance in a terrific revival.”

- The Independent