March 14th, 2019
Theatreland has been all of abuzz with the anticipation for the last instalment of Jamie Lloyd's Pinter at the Pinter season. Starry Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox did Betrayal please the critics?
The production was well received across the board with The Guardian saying, "Hiddleston, especially, is superb" before continuing with "Yet the revelation of this excellent production is its reminder that betrayal is never-ending and that the one deceived forever haunts the imagination". The Telegraph mirrored the sentiment saying that "Tom Hiddleston displays hypnotic sensitivity in this modern masterpiece", continuing with, "Betrayal is a modern masterpiece, built to last, but reassures us that Hiddleston has got the theatrical chops to head up there among the greats."
The Evening Standard continued the praise for the actors saying "The love triangle is completed by Jerry, a literary agent and supposedly Robert's best friend. In the hands of Charlie Cox he's likeable - and good at seeming guileless when in fact he's slippery." Continuing with "Ashton combines ardour with the vulnerable, fidgety uncertainty that registers most obviously in the way she constantly moves her shoulders".
What is Betrayal about?
Betrayal tells the story of an affair in reverse and showcases Pinter in a poignant mood. Based on his own seven-year romance with Joan Bakewell, it is often regarded as one of his best plays, containing his trademark wit, observations and undercurrent of malice as the central couple; Emma and Jerry, navigate the stormy waters of infidelity.
Betrayal is now playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre through to June 1.
View our show pages for more information about Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre.
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