Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)
Opened: 05 Mar 2019
Press night: 13 Mar 2019
Booking from: 07 Jun 2019
Booking until: 08 Jun 2019

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

286 Reviews Add review

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

hannahcharlton 5'8, 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

alexandert1 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

joc78 5"4, 380 reviews, 4 helpful votes

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... More

maisiewilson 5"5, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

klaudiad 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A wonderful performance from all involved. The play was very rich, I could see all the history of the characters vividly, from Venice... More

alexanderr1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show. Amazing performances from the three main actors. Beautifully directed, I really liked the minimal props and the way... More

lucindaf1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Good acting (as expected given the cast), but a slightly odd and confusing play. Very simple staging

Tash11e 6'0", 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved the performances from all three actors. Sparse stage allowed Pinter's dialogue to stand out.

palelylaura 5'10", 145 reviews, 10 helpful votes