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Forty years to the day of the first ever performance of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on 15 November 1978, it has been announced that Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston will play Robert in Jamie Lloyd’s new production at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019 for a strictly limited West End season ending on 1st June.
Tom 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.”
With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. The complexities of the human heart are explored in this, “the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays” (The Daily Telegraph). Betrayal was first produced by the National Theatre in 1978. The original cast featured Pinter at the Pinter company members Penelope Wilton and Michael Gambon.
Tom Hiddleston 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.
Star of TV, stage and screen whose theatrical appearances include Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Ivanov (Donmar Warehouse at the Wyndham's Theatre), Othello (Donmar Warehouse) and Cymbeline (Cheek By Jowl/Barbican). On screen Tom has appeared as Loki in the Thor movies and The Avengers, as well as appearing in Only Lovers Left Alive, War Horse, Midnight in Paris, and The Deep Blue Sea. Work on television includes Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V in The Hollow Crown for the BBC, Wallander, Cranford, and Miss Austen Regrets
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