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The Verdict Read Reviews for London Revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Starring Tom Hiddleston Jamie Lloyd directs the production as part of Pinter at the Pinter.
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Golden Globe, Olivier, and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston stars in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Betrayal, part of the Pinter at the Pinter season. The limited engagement, which began previews March 5 at the Harold Pinter, officially opened March 13 for a run through June 1.

Hiddleston, who returns to the London stage following his acclaimed Hamlet directed by Kenneth Branagh and his Evening Standard Award-winning performance in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014, plays Robert in a cast that also includes Zawe Ashton as Emma and Charlie Cox as Jerry.

Read critics’ reviews below:

The Arts Desk (Marianka Swain)

Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Hollywood Reporter (Demetrios Matheou)

Independent (Paul Taylor)

iNews (Holly Williams) (Mark Shenton)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

Variety (Matt Trueman)


Betrayal, which charts a compelling seven-year romance, captured in reverse chronological order, was first produced by the National Theatre in 1978. The original cast featured Pinter at the Pinter company members Penelope Wilton and Michael Gambon.

Pinter at the Pinter is the unprecedented season of Harold Pinter’s work, marking ten years since the Nobel Prize winner’s death.

Production Photos: Betrayal in London

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