Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Betrayal - Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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A decade ago, in 2008, theatergoers said goodbye to Harold Pinter as an era of British theatre seemingly came to an end. As one of the quintessential playwrights of the 20th century it is difficult to truly quantify his influence on other artists that have emerged in the years since he did.
But despite passing on, Pinter’s legacy lived on and this has been seen in 2018 and 2019 with the Pinter At The Pinter Season, making now an exciting time to be a fan of the late Harold Pinter. A series of one-act plays have graced the stage of his namesake venue and this will culminate with a staging of one of his most famous plays – Betrayal – with Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston in a lead role and the acclaimed Jamie Lloyd directing.
Hiddleston plays Robert, married to Emma, and Betrayal chronicles the relationships between them and another married couple in the form of Jerry and Judith. Famously told in reverse chronology, with events taking place in London and Venice between the late 1960s and late 1970s, we see what happens with Emma begins an affair with Jerry and matters turn upside down.
The show was first staged in the late 1970s and has been revived on many occasions in the years since, making it something of a fan-favourite for Pinter aficionados. So its return in 2019 should ensure plenty of attention as it heads to the Harold Pinter Theatre.
But the presence of Tom Hiddleston will only add to the excitement. The performer is known around the world for his portrayal of the villainous Loki in the Thor and Avengers films, and has also starred in the likes of War Horse, Kong: Skull Island and the television series The Night Manager. Meanwhile, he has also made a name for himself on the stage, appearing in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse and The Children’s Monologues at the Old Vic, amongst an array of others.
With Jamie Lloyd directing him in this stand-out play, audiences have every reason to flock to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End as Betrayal runs at the venue from Tuesday 5th March 2019.
Show & Venue InformationHarold Pinter Theatre
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
Saturday, 01 June 2019
To be confirmed.