Razif Hashim Takes on the Lead at Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’

Published by Amirin Arsyan @ 23/05/2017

Photo: The Actors Studio

Malaysian TV host, Razif Hashim took on the leading role at the award-winning play, ‘Betrayal’ by British playwright, Harold Pinter. The play is staged from 19th May until 4th June 2017 at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).

Betrayal tells the blurry confines of love and deceit which revolves around three characters whom learn that their lover has betrayed them. A captivating story about a love triangle between Emma (Stephanie Van Driesen), her husband Robert (Omar Ali) and his best friend Jerry (Razif Hashim). The play was directed by Joe Hasham, who is also the co-founder of KLPAC.

Casting alongside with Stephanie Van Driesen, Omar Ali and Jad Hidhir, the play was staged in double take which are English and Bahasa Melayu but as two separate shows, on alternate nights, and performed by the same cast.

“I was excited by the idea of challenging myself with Joe’s crazy idea of undertaking a single play, done in two night different languages alternately, night after night,” said Razif Hashim.

Set as a mature content, the overall theme of the play is made interesting with music that punctuates each scene, occasionally the content of the next act is hinted in the lyrics.

Joe Hasham, the play director commented: “Betrayal is an awesome piece of theatre. The challenges it presents to the casts and me as the director are of epic proportions. Definitely one of the most challenging productions of my 50-year involvement in the performing arts.”

The play will continue to be stage at Performing Arts Centre of Penang on 16th and 17th June 2017.

From Left: Stephanie Van Driesen (Emma) and Razif Hashim (Jerry). Photo: Star2.com