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Betrayal tickets

Just when you thought the Pinter at the Pinter season was running out, a final instalment is announced, and starring British favourite Tom Hiddleston, no less! Betrayal runs from March 2019 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, extending the season to June 2019. The announcement from The Jamie Lloyd Company comes 40 years to the day since the debut performance of Betrayal at London’s National Theatre.

Betrayal tells the story of a seven-year affair involving a married couple and their close friend. The piece is notable for its reverse chronology; the plot begins in 1977 and rewinds to 1968 over the course of the play. Pinter’s celebrated trademarks are all accounted for, from the plentiful humour to the sparse dialogue which conceals his characters’ emotions. It has also been commented that this is one of the late playwright’s most moving works, full of the fragility of the human heart.

Hiddleston plays Robert in Betrayal. He is joined onstage by Zawe Ashton as Emma and Charlie Cox as Jerry.

Hiddleston was last seen on the London stage in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and, before that, in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse. His many film credits include Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok. As for television, he is well-known for his starring role in The Night Manager. The accomplished actor counts a Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award to his name. Zawe Ashton is a familiar face thanks to her starring role in hit comedy series Fresh Meat and Not Safe for Work. Charlie Cox is no stranger to Pinter, having starred in 2008's The Lover and The Collection, also at the Harold Pinter Theatre. He has starred in Marvel's Daredevil as well as HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

The Jamie Lloyd Company, led by acclaimed director Jamie Lloyd, has joined up with Ambassador Theatre Group to mark the 10th anniversary of Harold Pinter’s death with a specially curated season. A glittering array of stars is involved, including Lee Evans, Tamsin Greig, David Suchet, Danny Dyer and Penelope Wilton.

The Pinter at the Pinter season is an unmissable phenomenon, a chance to see a smorgasbord of the writer’s plays, including lesser known gems, all in one season at the theatre named for him. Betrayal promises to be a sprawling, glorious finale. Catch it at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019. Press night is set for 13 March 2019.

Performance dates: 07 Jun 2019 - 08 Jun 2019

Running time: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)

Age recommendation: Recommended 12+

Special notice: Fans of Tom Hiddleston won’t want to delay in nabbing a ticket, while Harold Pinter aficionados shouldn’t miss out on the final offering from the ground-breaking Pinter at the Pinter season.

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Latest audience reviews

One of the best shows I've seen in 2019. Amazing performances from Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox who... More

carolinesnk 22 Jan 2020

One of the best shows I've seen in 2019. Amazing performances from Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox who play each other off very well. Incredible chemistry. Very interesting play to watch which addresses the timeless topics of betrayal, married life, trust and so on. The reverse chronology can be surprising if you don't expect it but it makes for an even more interesting experience.

carolinesnk 22 Jan 2020

A wonderfully intricate portrayal of how the actions of your past affect your present. Beautiful acting... More

alexandert1 25 Apr 2019

A wonderfully intricate portrayal of how the actions of your past affect your present. Beautiful acting from the whole company of a classic Pinter piece, with clever direction that isn’t obtrusive and lots of laughs along the way. I also had the pleasure of having won these tickets from SeatPlan, thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

alexandert1 25 Apr 2019

A very good production of one of Pinter's best known plays. Great casting with Tom Hiddleston, Charlie... More

joc78 Top 10 reviewer21 Mar 2019

A very good production of one of Pinter's best known plays. Great casting with Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox and Zawe Ashton giving there all. Though not my favourite play in this season of Harold Pinter productions, it was very well acted and staged. The use of the lighting here worked magnificently creating wonderful shadows on the back wall.

joc78 Top 10 reviewer21 Mar 2019

This was my first time seeing a play and it took some getting into (I’m not sure if this was due to me... More

maisiewilson 19 Mar 2019

This was my first time seeing a play and it took some getting into (I’m not sure if this was due to me being used to seeing musicals and expecting a song to start). Once I had gotten into it, it was quite funny and witty. The actors were all amazing and showed perfect emotion. It's a great play and I would recommend it, we managed to get these seats really cheap by going to the box office on the day, so its worth trying to get a bargain for the best seats!

maisiewilson 19 Mar 2019

Such an amazing show! The acting and professionalism of all cast is impeccable, and the story they're... More

klaudiad 16 Mar 2019

Such an amazing show! The acting and professionalism of all cast is impeccable, and the story they're all sharing makes you hypnotised from the early start to the very last line. The props are minimal, that's true - but right away you realise that with talented actors on stage, a well thought-through play at hand, as well as a piece of good director's work involved, nothing more is needed to make this play a really enjoyable theatre experience. P.s. As there is no interval and the play runs for 90 mins straight, you might get surprised at how quickly the curtain is brought down.

klaudiad 16 Mar 2019

Excellent production with very clever, simplistic staging and great performances from the actors. In... More

hannahcharlton 07 Aug 2019

Excellent production with very clever, simplistic staging and great performances from the actors. In particular, the use of the revolving circle within the stage was very effective and we thoroughly enjoyed the show.

hannahcharlton 07 Aug 2019
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