Betrayal Tickets

Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

One of Harold Pinter’s best-known plays, Betrayal returns to the West End starring Tom Hiddleston at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The plot of the play covers the seven-year extramarital affair between two characters, Emma and Jerry, who would meet in secret at a flat. Pinter has said before that Betrayal is the one play of his that most resembles his own life.

Tom Hiddleston is known for playing Loki in Marvel films such as Thor, The Avengers, and Infinity War, as well as starring in the BBC television series The Night Manager. In the early stages of his career, he won an Olivier Award for best newcomer in a play when he played Cassius in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse. His other stage credits include The Children's Monologues at the Old Vic, the titular role in Coriolanus at the Donmar, as well as a production of Hamlet at RADA in 2017 directed by Kenneth Branagh, for with tickets were allocated by ballot. 

Betrayal ran at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 8th June 2019, after its official opening night performance on 13th March 2019.

The play is unique due to its reverse chronology; Betrayal begins two years after the affair has ended, and the piece ends before the affair has begun. This was innovative storytelling at the time by a playwright who was becoming an icon within British theatre.

Betrayal was first produced at the National Theatre in 1978, directed by Peter Hall and starring Penelope Wilton, Michael Gambon and Daniel Massey. It has also been seen at the Almeida Theatre in 1991, with a cast including Bill Nighy, Martin Shaw and Cheryl Campbell directed by Trevor Nunn.

The play was last seen in the West End at the Comedy Theatre (later renamed the Harold Pinter Theatre in the playwright’s honour) in 2011, where Ian Rickson’s production starred Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles.

Betrayal tickets are now on sale for the Broadway production.  

Opening date |
13th March 2019
Booking from |
8th June 2019
Available until |
8th June 2019
Closes |
8th June 2019
Run time |
90 Minutes
Categories |
Harold Pinter
Jamie Lloyd
Cast list:
Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox

Harold Pinter Theatre Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of Betrayal


Director Jamie Lloyd has just finished a six-month season featuring seven rotating bills of all Harold Pinter's short plays, which proved to be a thrilling and frequently alarming journey into some of the playwright's lesser-known works. Now, Lloyd follows it with a blisteringly brilliant production of one of Pinter's best-known (but still brief) and most powerful and personal plays, Betrayal, originally premiered at the National in 1978. Read more

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Production images released for Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Wednesday, 06 March, 2019
Images have been released for Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston, currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Betrayal follows Emma and Jerry during their seven-year extramarital affair, with the play told in reverse chronology. Told over nine scenes, audiences meet the pair as well as their marital partners in a play covering love, relationships and commitment. Hiddleston plays Robert in Betrayal, joined by Zawe Ashton as Emma and Charlie Cox as Jerry. Written by...
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Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
Betrayal marks the finale of a grand season of theatre at the Harold Pinter Theatre, celebrating the legendary British playwright Harold Pinter. Starring one of Britain’s most well-known actors Tom Hiddleston, ticket demand for Betrayal is likely to be high. Playing for a 12-week run, make sure you know how to get your tickets and be ahead of the crowd by securing your tickets for Betrayal before the limited engagement sells out.   Tickets are now on sale for...
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