Following a smash-hit, extended run in London’s West End, Jamie Lloyd’s production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal will voyage to Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this fall. A strictly limited engagement of seventeen weeks, the production will begin performances on Wednesday, August 14th toward an opening on Thursday, September 5th. Golden Globe, Olivier, and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox will all make their Broadway debuts as Robert, Jerry, and Emma.
“Watching this remarkable cast bring new life to Harold Pinter’s greatest work has been one of the most gratifying and exciting experiences of my life in the theater. I am thrilled that American audiences will have the chance to witness their stunning performances”, said Jamie Lloyd.
“This production formed the culmination of Pinter at the Pinter, an unprecedented London season of Harold Pinter’s work taking place over the 2018/19 season. This mammoth project consisted of over thirty pieces including all one-act plays by the most important playwright of the 20th century. Marking the tenth anniversary of Pinter’s death, Betrayal played in the West End theater that bears his name, breaking all box office records.”
A mainstay of the British stage, Hiddleston is best known for his roles in films such as Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Early Man, Thor: Ragnarok, Kong: Skull Island, I Saw The Light, High-Rise, Crimson Peak, Thor: The Dark World, Only Lovers Left Alive, Exhibition, The Avengers, War Horse, The Deep Blue Sea, Thor, Archipelago, Unrelated. His theater credits include: Hamlet, Coriolanus, Ivanov, Othello, Cymbeline, and The Changeling.
Zawe Ashton stars in the forthcoming feature Velvet Buzzsaw, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, on Netflix. Most recently, Zawe was seen in the six-part BBC/Netflix co-production Wanderlust co-starring Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh. Charlie Cox was the lead in the Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil. He was most recently seen in King of Thieves. In 2014, Charlie starred opposite Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in Working Title’s The Theory of Everything
Harold Pinter’s Betrayal premiered in 1978 at the Lyttelton Theatre at the Royal National Theatre, London. The compelling work follows a seven-year romance as it unfolded in reverse chronological order. It is one of Pinter’s most-produced and critically acclaimed plays.
The creative team for the upcoming revival of Betrayal includes scenic and costume design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jon Clark, and sound design and music by Ben and Max Ringham.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, July 15.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.