As Betrayal at the Theatre Royal in Bath enters the final week of its short 3 week run, a few reviews have been shared online, from critics who were able to make their way to Bath for last Wednesday's press night. Tickets are available here.

The effect can be devastating, never more so than when Joseph Millson’s Robert (spookily resembling a bullish young Pinter) sees a letter Jerry has secretly sent to Emma. She lies snug and smug in bed reading a novel recommended by her lover of, she confesses, five years. Shattered, Robert sniffs back tears, then adopts the wolfish witty mask that makes him so compelling. “I’ve always liked Jerry,” he says. “To be honest, I’ve always liked him rather more than I’ve liked you. Maybe I should have had an affair with him myself.” Pinter’s love triangle seems more than usually uneven. Millson’s Robert is coiled and charismatic. Only his friendship with Edward Bennett’s Jerry, much discussed but never felt, explains Emma’s attraction to Jerry, last to know what is going on, first to misremember. An alluring Carroll plays Emma as a Sloaney, smoochy domestic goddess, as sexy in a pinny as a slip, who adores being adored. And while the men sweat and suffer, she remains silkily symptom-free. Guardian

Although the tone of the piece feels a little uncertain, the performances within it are strong. All three of the main cast make their characters feel as if they’re holding back even when they are apparently being open or vulnerable. It is often uncertain how they’re really feel about the affair. We get a sense of each character’s personality – Jerry’s (Edward Bennett) seeming naiveté, Emma’s (Nancy Carroll) enthusiasm and with Robert (Joseph Millson) hitting an effective balance between annoying and menacing – but none of them seem able to say what they really think, or really want. Exeunt

Edward Bennett is hotly polo-necked as Jerry while Joseph Millson’s Robert is the more feline. I was unsure whether Bennett — a ringer for Sir Graham Brady, MP — was dashing enough for Jerry, but my wife told me “women aren’t interested in looks”. Thank you for that, dear. All the same, Bennett and Millson might work better the other way round. The Times

Over the production’s uninterrupted 70 minutes, her Emma beautifully conveys the tension that goes with a failed marriage, the abandon of an affair, right back to the carefree condition of having nothing to hide before it all started. Meanwhile, in his polo-neck black sweater, Bennett’s Jerry invokes the style and insouciance of Pinter himself and Millson the simmering rage beneath Robert’s air of indifference. The

This is an outstanding production. Pinter’s masterpiece of relationship and adultery alongside the bruising dissection of a love triangle is told in flashback. The lies and deceit weave away great style allowing the subtext to create an illicit relationship with the knowing audience... ...The excellent cast of Edward Bennett (Jerry) Nancy Carroll (Emma) Robert (Joseph Milson) alongside a great cameo by Christopher Bianchi as the Waiter bring great depth and pain to the characters. Bath Echo<

Jerry (Edward Bennett) is probably the easiest character of the trio to… well not exactly like, but empathise with: a slightly bumbling romantic played with pathos and bathos in equal measure. Robert, meanwhile, is a rather hollow, slightly sinister figure verging on misogynistic and played to skilfully brooding, under-dramatic effect by Joseph Millson. As for insecure, self-centred, unfulfilled Emma: I don’t think we can particularly like (or feel in the slightest bit sorry) for her, but we love Nancy Carroll, being her. This intelligent domestic yarn, set against a neat selection of minimalistic backdrops, spans almost nine years but runs for just 75 minutes – and not a single second of the terse dialogue and tense/tranquil silences that carry the drama along is wasted. Bath Magazine

As Robert, Joseph Millson plays up the character's almost vulpine tendencies. There's a terrible line towards the beginning where he admits that he has hit Emma, not because he discovered her infidelity but to fulfil "the old itch". That phrase lingers in the memory as the timeline unfolds; there's a suggestion of ongoing misery, concealed beneath a smooth surface. His friendship with Edward Bennett's Jerry seems a mystery; I don't feel two such mismatched men could ever have liked each other. But Bennett is good at suggesting Jerry's weak desire to have it all and his disappointment when that possibility is snatched away. What's On Stage

The excellent Carroll conveys these emotional milestones with clarity — the hollowed aftermath of two break-ups, the giddy abandon of the affair, the carefree innocence back when Emma had nothing to hide. But the men, though both good, are too constant. The simmering anger of Joseph Millson’s Robert is there from end to beginning, as is Jerry’s sangfroid. Metro