Betrayal tickets at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Harold Pinter Theatre, London

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Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston stars in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, opening at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited 12 week season from 5 March 2019.

With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. The complexities of the human heart are explored in this, “the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays” (The Daily Telegraph).

Pinter at the Pinter is an unparalleled event featuring the short plays written by the greatest British playwright of the 20th Century, in the theatre that bears his name.

Betrayal will run from 5 March 2019 until 8 June 2019 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

WHO’S IN IT? BETRAYAL CAST

The cast is led by Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston (Hamlet, Coriolanus, The Night Manager, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok) alongside Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw, Wanderlust, Fresh Meat) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil, The Theory of Everything, Boardwalk Empire, Stardust).

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by Jamie Lloyd with design by Soutra Gilmore.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ ‘Tom Hiddleston excels in a brilliant performance’ Independent
★★★★ ‘Tom Hiddleston displays a hypnotic sensitivity in this modern masterpiece’ Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Hiddleston is superb in haunting drama of deception’ Guardian
★★★★★  Time Out
★★★★  The Times
★★★★  The i
★★★★  The Stage


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 8 June 2019

Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453
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Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox board Tom Hiddleston’s Betrayal
Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton and Daredevil’s Charlie Cox will join Tom Hiddleston in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Pinter’s romantic play Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London Zawe will play Emma, Hiddleston’s wife who has an affair with his ‘good friend’ Jerry, played by Charlie Cox. Inspired by Pinter’s affair with TV presenter Joan Bakewell, the play is told in reverse chronological order and thrilling charts the complexities, betrayals and romance of the affair. Known for her roles in television sitcom Fresh Meat, the comedy series Not Safe for Work, Wanderlust and the forthcoming Velvet Buzzsaw, Zawe starred in The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Jean Genet’s The Maids at Trafalgar Studios and played the title role in Lloyd’s production of Salomé for Headlong. Zawe Ashton said: ‘I’m so thrilled to be part of the journey into the heart of one of Harold Pinter’s most personal pieces of work. As a longtime collaborator of Jamie Lloyd, it’s so exciting to be rounding off such an epic season of Pinter’s work.’ Charlie Cox is best known for the leading role in Daredevil for Marvel, Tristan Thorn in Stardust, Jonathan Hellyer Jones in The Theory of Everything and Owen Sleater in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Cox’s stage work includes the 2008 production of The Lover & The Collection, directed by Jamie Lloyd, the title role in The Prince of Homburg at the Donmar Warehouse and Nick Payne’s Incognito in New York. Charlie Cox said: ‘I am so excited to be returning to the West End and, indeed, the Harold Pinter Theatre after over ten years, and to be collaborating once again with the brilliant Jamie Lloyd. It feels particularly fitting and special to be working with Jamie on another Pinter play, as our production of ‘The Lover and The Collection’ in 2008 was amongst the last projects that Harold himself was personally involved with.’ Find tickets to Betrayal Betrayal begins previews on 5 March 2019, with press night on 13 March 2019, and will run until 1 June 2019 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.  
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Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal London: Tickets, plot, cast and dates
Tom Hiddleston fans' dreams came true when it was announced he would return to the stage in Betrayal, the final production of the Pinter at the Pinter season in London's West End. Tom Hiddleston shot to stardom playing Loki in the 2011 live-action film Thor and has firmly established the character as an anti-hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom's other notable screen roles include The Night Manager opposite Olivia Coleman, Stephen Spielberg's War Horse, Kong: Skull Island, The Hollow Crown and The Deep Blue Sea. The Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner's stage roles include his acclaimed Hamlet directed by Kenneth Branagh, his Evening Standard Award-winning performance in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014, Ivanov, Othello, Cymbeline and The Changeling. What is Betrayal about? Written with poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. Inspired by Harold Pinter's affair with TV presenter Joan Bakewell, it integrates the different permutations of betrayal relating to an affair involving married couple, Emma and Robert, and Robert's "close friend" Jerry, who is also married, to a woman named Judith. For five years Jerry and Emma carry on their affair without Robert's knowledge, both cuckolding Robert and betraying Judith, until Emma, without telling Jerry she has done so, admits her infidelity to Robert (in effect, betraying Jerry), although she continues their affair. Four years after exposing the affair, and two years after their subsequent break-up, Emma meets Jerry to tell him that her marriage to Robert is over. She then lies to Jerry in telling him that, "last night", she had to reveal the truth to Robert and that he now knows of the affair. The truth however, is that Robert has known about the affair for the past four years. When and where is Betrayal running? Betrayal begins previews on 5 March 2019, with press night on 13 March 2019, and will run until 1 June 2019 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. Who is in the Betrayal cast? Tom Hiddleston will play Robert; Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw, Wanderlust, Fresh Meat) will play Emma; and Charlie Cox (Daredevil, The Theory of Everything, Boardwalk Empire, Stardust) will play Jerry. How to get tickets for Betrayal Tickets are now on sale here Will Betrayal be filmed for the cinema? It has yet to been announced if Betrayal will be filmed for a live broadcast to cinemas.

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