Opened 5 June 2007
Written: by Harold Pinter
Directed: Roger Michell
Produced: Donmar Warehouse
Cast: Samuel West (Jerry), Toby Stephens (Robert), Dervla Kirwan (Emma)
Synopsis: A seven year affair is played out in reverse - from its poignant end to its illicit first kiss.
What the critics had to say.....
NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The revelation of Roger Michell's passionately acted production, in which Toby Stephens and Sam West give sensational performances, is that adultery and marital breakdown no longer seems to be Pinter's central interest. " PAUL TAYLOR for THE INEPENDENT says, "Excellent, finely nuanced revival." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Roger Michell's revival is more than justified by its mix of physical fluidity, emotional precision, and accumulating sense of pain...The virtue of Michell's production is it leaves no crevice unexplored." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I have never seen the play better performed than it is here in a sparely designed, beautifully acted production by Roger Michell that uncovers every irony, every nuance of feeling and shaft of bitter humour in Pinter's tremendous script." SAM MARLOWE fo THE TIMES says, "A production that spares us nothing."