Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston stars alongside Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.
With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. Described as “the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays” (Daily Telegraph), this production marks the culmination of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s ground-breaking Pinter at the Pinter season
BETRAYAL REVIEW ROUND-UP
"While Tom Hiddleston is the big draw and gives a fine performance, what is striking is the spartan purity of Jamie Lloyd’s production. Of the many versions of the play I’ve seen over the past 40 years this one goes furthest in stripping the action of circumstantial detail."
Michael Billington, The Guardian, ★★★★☆
"[Jamie Lloyd's [production] confirms Betrayal as a modern masterpiece, built to last, but reassures us that Hiddleston has got the theatrical acting chops to head up there among the greats."
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, ★★★★☆
"There’s an astonishing, long-held moment when Hiddleston looks at Ashton – his brow somehow a repository for years of bruised tenderness. In a silence, his eyes fill with tears, and it barely feels like acting at all. In moments such as this, Betrayal does illuminate the heart."
Holly Williams, iNews, ★★★★☆
"This sparse, elegant production closes Lloyd’s revelatory and handsomely cast season of Pinter’s shorter pieces in the theatre that bears the playwright’s name... it’s a surprising and unsparing interpretation, in which every detail counts."
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, ★★★★☆
"All three actors are at ease with the rhythms of Pinter’s language and at filling the spaces between their words with meaning, be it loss, longing or recrimination. There’s an ease and chemistry between them as a company."
Natasha Tripney, The Stage, ★★★★☆
"Betrayal is notionally Pinter’s most accessible play, and is staged frequently, often with celebrity casts and safe productions. But I’ve never seen a production before that has made such sense of it for me, and has been so daring in the staging."
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out, ★★★★★