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Presented at Crucible

Running time: Approximately 1 hour 30 mins, no interval

‘I picked Charlotte up and lifted her high up, high up, and then down and up. Do you remember how she laughed?’

‘Everyone laughed’

As Jerry and Emma reminisce about times gone by, it’s clear they both yearn for the security of the past.

After a seven year affair, their final meeting brings to light the destructiveness of their betrayal and how a single moment in time would change the lives of everyone around them forever.

John Simm returns to the Crucible stage alongside Ruth Gemmell and Colin Tierney in Harold Pinter’s heartbreaking comment on love and relationships. 4 stars The Times4 stars The Telegraph

Thu 17 May 7:30pm Call Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Fri 18 May 7:30pm
Sat 19 May 7:30pm
Mon 21 May 7:30pm
Tue 22 May 7:30pm Limited Availability
Wed 23 May 7:30pm
Thu 24 May 7:30pm
Fri 25 May 7:30pm
Sat 26 May 2:30pm
Sat 26 May 7:30pm
Tue 29 May 7:30pm
Wed 30 May 2:30pm
Wed 30 May 7:30pm
Thu 31 May 7:30pm Audio Described
Fri 1 Jun 7:30pm
Sat 2 Jun 2:30pm Captioned
Sat 2 Jun 7:30pm
Wed 6 Jun 2:30pm
Wed 6 Jun 7:30pm
Thu 7 Jun 7:30pm
Fri 8 Jun 7:30pm
Sat 9 Jun 2:30pm
Sat 9 Jun 7:30pm

‘director Nick Bagnall exposes [Betrayal’s] multiple facets with the precision of a diamond-cutter’

‘Colin Richmond’s set is as sparse and charged as the acting and the dialogue’

The Observer


‘highly recommended’
‘impressive revival’ 4 stars _Mail on Sunday


‘Ruth Gemmell, John Simm and Colin Tierney are riveting’ 4 stars The Sunday Times


‘praise needs to start with, and be shared by, director Nick Bagnall and designed Colin Richmond’

‘John Simm as Jerry and Colin Tierney as Robert are brilliantly combative’ 4 stars Yorkshire Post

—- 4 stars The Times

—- 4 stars The Telegraph


‘strikingly designed by Colin Richmond’

‘Nick Bagnall’s new production…creates a memorable sense of unease’

‘John Simm brings an engaging boyish quality to Jerry’

‘Colin Tierney scarily captures the barely suppressed violence and cruelty of the betrayed Robert’

The Cast

Ruth Gemmell

Ruth Gemmell


John Simm

John Simm


Colin Tierney

Colin Tierney


Thomas Tinker

Thomas Tinker



Nick Bagnall


Colin Richmond


Peter Mumford

Lighting Designer

Alex Baranowski

Composer and Sound Designer


The Crucible is the main producing venue in the Sheffield Theatres complex. On occasion, the Crucible hosts touring work. The Crucible is also the home of the annual World Snooker Championship.
The performance area is a thrust stage which extends into the auditorium, enabling the audience to watch the action on three sides. No member of the audience is ever further than 22 metres from the stage, and the sightlines are excellent, offering equality of experience across the auditorium.

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