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Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston stars in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

“Jamie Lloyd's epic #PinterAtThePinter season will conclude in suitably star-studded fashion. Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox will play the destructive threesome at the centre of what might be Harold Pinter’s best play (we did a vote in the office and it won so it's official). You're in for a tense time as this play works back through a seven-year romance in reverse order.”
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28 February 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Revelatory revival from Jamie Lloyd of Pinter’s 1978 play inspired by his affair with the married Joan Bakewell. A stellar cast—Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox and Zawe Ashton—make this sing in surprising ways showing the damage that secret and lies do through a series of tiny reveals. Lloyd’s production is brilliant in the way it plays with space making almost sculptural connections and disconnections. A great end to the Pinter at the Pinter season, and highly recommended.”


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.

Critic reviews

Tom Hiddleston conveys unhealed emotional wounds in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Harold Pinter’s play

The Guardian

Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox star in a stylish, controlled and superbly performed production of Pinter's play

The Stage

Jamie Lloyd’s Tom Hiddleston-starring production of Pinter’s masterpiece is haunting and profound

Time Out

A magnificent, searing account of Pinter's most autobiographically charged play

London Theatre

Tom Hiddleston displays a hypnotic sensitivity in this modern masterpiece

The Telegraph

The audience plays voyeur and co-conspirator, drawn into the deceit and subsequent damage

The Arts Desk

The stripped-back stage leaves the exquisitely cast Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox and Tom Hiddleston with nowhere to hide

The Times

Tom Hiddleston's poise and sensitivity impress in elegant Pinter finale

Evening Standard

Tom Hiddleston excels in a brilliant performance

The Independent

It is Betrayal as I've never seen it before, and like this entire season, it bathes Pinter in a brilliant new light


Pinter’s study of adultery, staged with icy persuasiveness by Jamie Lloyd


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Show ended
Tue 5 Mar - Sat 8 Jun, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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