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Tom Hiddleston will star in Betrayal (Photo: Charlie Gray)

Tom Hiddleston will star in Betrayal (Photo: Charlie Gray)

Tom Hiddleston to lead Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 15 November 2018, Last Updated 30 November 2018

Golden Globe and Olivier Award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston will lead a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal next year, with tickets now available.

Forming the culmination of the remarkable Pinter At The Pinter season, Hiddleston will play Robert in Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd. The exciting announcement comes forty years on from the first ever performance of Betrayal on 15 November 1978.

Speaking about his first appearance on the London stage since playing Hamlet last year, Hiddleston said, “Betrayal is a masterpiece. Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter At The Pinter season is terrific and I am so pleased that he’s asked me to be part of it.”

We recently spoke to Hiddleston about the season following the charity gala Happy Birthday, Harold. You can hear his thoughts below.


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Told in reverse chronological order, Betrayal is the tale of a gripping seven-year romance which captures the complexities of the human heart with poetic precision, touching humour and remarkable emotional power. The play is widely regarded as the most moving of all of Pinter’s plays.

The original production of Betrayal was performed at the National Theatre in 1978, with a cast including Penelope Wilton and Michael Gambon.

Pinter At The Pinter is the extraordinary season of Pinter’s short works, marking the 10th anniversary of the revered playwright’s death. You can find out more about Harold Pinter’s life and career here.

Performances of Betrayal begin 5 March 2019, for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June.


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