Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Harold Pinter’s BETRAYAL, opening at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre in March. Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox join Jamie Lloyd’s production to play the roles of Emma and Jerry.
Ashton is best known to audiences for her roles on the TV shows Fresh Meat and Not Safe For Work. Her most recent stage credit was in Jamie Lloyd’s production of THE MAIDS at Trafalgar Studios in 2016.
Ashton said: ‘I’m so thrilled to be part of the journey into the heart of one of Harold Pinter’s most personal pieces of work. As a longtime collaborator of Jamie Lloyd, it’s so exciting to be rounding off such an epic season of Pinter’s work’.
Cox is known for playing the title role in Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix and its spinoff The Defenders. On stage, he last appeared Off-Broadway in a production of INCOGNITO and was last seen on the London stage in THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG at the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. Cox reunites with director Jamie Lloyd having appeared in THE LOVER / THE COLLECTION at the same theatre in 2008.
Cox said: ‘It feels particularly fitting and special to be working with Jamie on another Pinter play, as our production of THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION in 2008 was amongst the last projects that Harold himself was personally involved with’.
The actors join the previously announced Tom Hiddleston in the production, who will play the role of Robert.
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. 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.
BETRAYAL opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5th March and is booking until 1st June. Tickets are on sale now.