Forty years to the day of the first-ever performance of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on 15 November 1978, The Jamie Lloyd Company has 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 (press night is 13 March) for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June. Further casting to be announced.
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.”
Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. 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 award-winning performance in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014.
Pinter at the Pinter is the season of Harold Pinter’s work, marking ten years since the Nobel Prize winner’s death. The season celebrates the most important playwright of the 20th century in the theatre that bears his name.
Tom Hiddleston’s theatre credits include: Hamlet, Coriolanus, Ivanov, Othello, Cymbeline, The Changeling. His film credits include: Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Kong: Skull Island, I Saw The Light, High-Rise, Crimson Peak, Thor: The Dark World, Exhibition, Only Lovers Left Alive, Avengers, War Horse, The Deep Blue Sea, Thor, Archipelago, Unrelated. His television credits include: The Night Manager, The Hollow Crown (Henry IV Parts I & II, Henry V), Wallander, Miss Austen Regrets, The Gathering Storm.