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Experience the tragic tale of two couples told in an intriguing reverse chronological order to accentuate the dishonesty and deceit that is often rife in failing relationships. The show features some of Hollywood’s most outstanding actors including Tom Hiddlestone from the Avengers franchise and Charlie Cox from Daredevil!

Why Watch Betrayal

Betrayal is widely regarded as one of Harold Pinter’s finest dramatic plays. The intense exploration of veiled emotions, limited dialogue, and a strong emphasis on realism characterizes the play. It was first produced by the British National Theatre in 1978 and went on to become one of Pinter’s most successful stage productions. It was revived several times over the decades in various countries across the globe. The 2019 revival of this classic features some of the biggest stars in film and television today including Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Avengers) and Charlie Cox (Matt Murdoch in Marvel’s Daredevil). They will be accompanied by Screen Nation Award-winning actress Zawe Ashton, who is well-known for her roles in Channel 4’s Not Safe for Work and Fresh Meat. The cast will be headed by Jamie Lloyd, a veteran director who is best known for his 6-month-long season of only Harold Pinter one-act and short plays in 2018. His repertoire encompasses a wide array of genres ranging from classical theatre to modern musicals.

The Story

The story is told backwards, from 1977 to 1968, with the setting shifting between London and Venice. Emma and Robert have been married for a while, and so have Jerry (Robert’s close accomplice) and Judith. Unbeknownst to Robert, Emma and Jerry have been carrying on a secret affair for five years, thus betraying both Judith and Robert. On a whim, Emma decides to tell her husband about her infidelity without letting Jerry know first. The lives of the two couples are riddled with lies, deceit, and hidden desires. Harold Pinter’s magnum opus takes its audiences into the chasms of betrayal.

Good For

Fans of Tom Hiddleston | Harold Pinter Buffs | Lovers of Romantic Tragedies

Critic Reviews

“A love triangle twists and turns inside out in director Jamie Lloyd’s revelatory Pinter revival, starring Tom Hiddleston.” - Variety

“Hiddleston is superb in this haunting drama of deception.” - The Guardian

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

It opens officially on 5 September 2019 and closes on 8 December 2019. Previews for the show are available from 14 August 2019. Check the calendar for available dates of the preview.

Show Timings

Tuesday - Thursday 7 PM
Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM, 8 PM
Sunday 3 PM

Duration
The show runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

Cast
Tom Hiddleston as Robert
Zawe Ashton as Emma
Charlie Cox as Jerry

Written By
Harold Pinter

Directed By
Jamie Lloyd

Original Music and Sound Designers
Ben and Max Ringham

Additional Information

Photography and recording devices are strictly prohibited during the performance.

Audience
The show involves sexual themes and depictions. It is, therefore, recommended only for adults. Children under the age of four years will not be admitted.

Availability
Wheelchair Accessible
In-House Bar
Coat Check
Assistive Hearing System

Seating
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,078.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

Your e-tickets need to be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

Getting There

Take subway services 1, 2, and 3 or N, Q, R, and W and get off at Times Sq - 42nd St. Alternatively, you could also take lines A, C, and E and get off at 42nd St - Port Authority Bus Term. Line S and Line 7 can also be used to get to Times Sq - 42nd St. The theatre is less than a 5-minute walk from both stations.

Validity

This performance is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.

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