It’s been announced Tom Hiddleston will star in Harold Pinter’s BETRAYAL, in a surprise addition to the PINTER AT THE PINTER season in the West End.
Pinter’s 1978 play charts a seven-year romance, captured in reverse chronological order. It was first performed at the National Theatre in a production that featured acting legends Penelope Wilton and Michael Gambon. This announcement also coincides with 40 years to the day from the productions premiere. Further casting for this revival is still to be announced.
BETRAYAL will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, and will wrap up the director’s stint at the Harold Pinter Theatre, where he and his production team, have been presenting Pinter’s one-act plays, sketches and poems since September 2018.
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’.
Hiddleston is perhaps best known for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the villianous Loki in the Thor and Avengers series. He last appeared onstage in the titular role of HAMLET, directed by Kenneth Branagh in a production to benefit his alma mater RADA. His other stage credits include CORIOLANUS, directed by Josie Rourke, at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014.
Tickets go on general sale from 30th November, or 29th November for ticket holders for other PINTER AT THE PINTER plays. BETRAYAL runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5th March to 1st June.